Which one of the following is a pair of loads that can both be mulch?

Sadaab on September 4 at 01:36AM

Setup

Is it necessary to come up with all the possibility’s beforehand? Any other way to do it?

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Irina on September 4 at 04:09AM

@sadaabrahman,

Great question. No, this game neither requires listing of all the possibilities, nor would I recommend considering all the possible options beforehand. The rules allow us to infer that to meet the 3x max cleaning restriction, we must either have MMM sequence together, or have one MM string and one M load at either end of the hauling sequence (#1 or #7). If MMM string corresponds to hauls 5,6,7, this would result in only 1 cleaning. Any other MMM string -456 or 345 - would result in 2 cleanings, and breaking it down into 1 MM string and 1 M haul would result in 3 cleanings. These inferences are sufficient to answer all of the questions for this game.

Let me know if you have any further questions.