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C . / A. / B Fig. 1. sixty five decide on a layer L with the smallest quantity m of rooks. feel that L is 'horizontal', that's, parallel to A BCD. The rooks on L govern a definite variety of 'rows' (parallel to AB), say m 1, and a definite variety of 'columns' (parallel to AD), say m 2 • This leaves (m - m1)(m - m 2 ) cells on L now not ruled through rooks of L. each one of those cells has to be ruled via a rook within the 'vertical' course (parallel to AE). Fig. 1. sixty six 75 difficulties for research Now ponder the distribution of the rooks of R on all layers parallel to ABFE. those layers will be divided into varieties: style I: variety II: Layers containing no rook status on L. There are n - m 1 layers of kind I; every one of them comprises a minimum of n - m 2 rooks. therefore all layers of style I include not less than (n - m J(n - m 2 ) rooks. the remainder m 1 layers parallel to ABFE. due to the fact that m is the smallest variety of rooks on all layers, the variety of rooks on each one such layer is at the very least m. as a result all layers of variety II include no less than m 1 m rooks. The above investigations suggest that think that m 1 > m 2 ; then (32) r needs to be an integer. as a result, in view of (32): if n is even then the smallest attainable price of r iG n2 2; n2 + 1 if n is ordinary then the smallest attainable worth of r is - - 2 comment: In either circumstances the smallest attainable worth for r will be accomplished. this is often verified via examples 1 and a couple of. The diagrams express the board from 'above'; the quantity ok within the ith row andjth column exhibits that the cellphone within the ith row andjth column of the kth horizontal layer is occupied via a rook (Fig. 1. 67). 7 four five 7 four 6 five 7 four five 6 four five 6 three 1 2 1 2 three 1 2 three 6 7 eight five 6 7 7 eight five 6 6 7 eight five five 6 7 eight four 1 2 three three four 1 2 2 three four 1 1 2 three four instance 1 instance 2 Fig. 1. sixty seven Problems for research seventy six challenge forty Introduce a coordinate process such that the centres of the cells of the board have coordinates (x, y, z) the place x, y, z are non-negative integers. position the rook on the beginning zero (0, zero, 0). name a step at the board a direction from the centre of 1 mobile to the centre of the neighbouring cellphone. (Two cells are neighbours in the event that they percentage a face. ) Any course from zero to P(i, j, okay) contains i + j + ok steps, of which i need to be parallel to the x-axis, j to the y-axis and ok to the z-axis. hence the variety of diverse paths best from zero to P is the variety of variations of i + j + okay steps, of which i are of 1 kind,j of a moment style and ok of a 3rd style. This quantity is celebrated to be equivalent to (i +j + k)! i! j! ok! The formulation (i +j + k)! ---------= i ! j ! okay ! (i +j + ok - I)! (i - 1)! j! ok ! + (i +j + okay - I)! i ! (j - I)! okay ! (i +j + okay - I)! +-----------i ! j ! (k - 1) ! accords with the truth that the sector with centre (i,j, ok) could be approached from the 3 neighbouring fields with centres (i - 1,j, k), (i,j - 1, okay) and (i,j, k-l). The quantity trend got at the board could be equipped up within the form of a pyramid as follows. reduce the board through planes 'lr n throughout the issues An(n, zero, 0), Bn(O, n, zero) and Cn(O, zero, n) for n = zero, 1, 2, three, ......

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