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comment Is there a general, algebraic way of solving this seating arrangement problem?
Ok, I guess one way of categorizing this type of problem is a Constraint satisfaction problem, and backtracking is actually a half decent way to solve these!
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answered Is there a general, algebraic way of solving this seating arrangement problem?
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comment Is there a general, algebraic way of solving this seating arrangement problem?
This isn't really what I'm looking for, but you get a +1 for the neat trick in your first sentence. Nice.
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comment Is there a general, algebraic way of solving this seating arrangement problem?
Yup. I'm really just looking for the "mathy" way of solving it.
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