VERY clever, but can you make it work if you had 1000 generals and same

constraints?

One problem is you can’t uniquely determine the values

say you have ab, a/b and abc

you can get c from abc / ab

now you have ab and a/b and need a and b

you can do ab a/b and get a^2

you can do ab / a/b and get b^2

but this gives you sign indeterminacies….

We’ll assume you only have one chance.

Again, VERY clever attack!

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]]>Sure. This is a fun one, and shows that quadratic equations CAN be fun (ok, I may have a non-standard definition of fun….)

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email to you bounced — can you try emailing me at sjm1@williams.edu

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