Safecracking

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Abstract

The puzzle about opening the safe having 10 switches, each of which can be put in three settings, is discussed. There are exactly 310 possible combinations of switch settings. The problem is of opening the safe in as few trials as possible given the setting of two switches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108
Number of pages1
JournalScientific American
Volume288
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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Safecracking. / Shasha, Dennis.

In: Scientific American, Vol. 288, No. 3, 03.2003, p. 108.

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Shasha, D 2003, 'Safecracking', Scientific American, vol. 288, no. 3, pp. 108.
Shasha D. Safecracking. Scientific American. 2003 Mar;288(3):108.
Shasha, Dennis. / Safecracking. In: Scientific American. 2003 ; Vol. 288, No. 3. pp. 108.
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