The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, April 01, 2024

Notes on an overheard conversion while eating dinner at The Cracker Barrel

“Oh no. This is bad.”

“Wow! Are you sure there are no more moves you can make?”

“Nope. See?”

“How many pegs is that?”


“Wow! You are really bad at that!”

[If you add up all the possible ways leaving just one peg in the Peg Game, including rotations, reflections and reflected rotations, you have 438,984 ways of solving the Peg Game. If you add up all the possible ways of leaving 10 pegs, including rotations, reflections and reflected rotations, you have just six solutions. It is a much harder problem leaving 10 pegs than leaving one. I'm just saying … —Editor]

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