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## All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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• #### I bet New Scientist publishes a correction(Score:1)

There are a total of 24 solutions to the puzzle. These 24 solutions are comprised of 10 unique integers. If you do not consider the reverse of an integer unique, there are 5 unique integers. No matter which way you slice this - there is no way to get to "six integers" unless the spec is incomplete.
• #### Re:I bet New Scientist publishes a correction(Score:1)

by depesz (7751) on 2008.06.09 4:07 (#63246)
24 solutions? how did get them? can you show them?
• #### Re:(Score:1)

Well, first the math

there is 1 solution for 7, with reverse = 2
there is 3 solutions for 9, with reverse = 6
there is 1 solution for 11, with reverse = 2

2 * 6 * 2 = 24

I used a bit more complicated code than I am about to show, but you should be able to see how I came up with the 24 solutions

for my \$a (1 .. 9) {
for my \$b (grep {! /\$a/} 1 .. 9) {
for my \$c (grep {! /\$a|\$b/ 1 .. 9) {
my \$first = join '', \$a, \$b, \$c;

• #### Re:(Score:1)

well, you said: 1 solution for 7, with reverse 2. actually - there are 2 solutions for 7 (4 with reverse).