On Feb 4, 2007, at 1:05 PM, Hendrik Lipka wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 01:29:32 +0900, James Edward Gray II
> <james / grayproductions.net> wrote:
>
>>> Shouldn't there be a requirement that an equations is invalid if
>>> there is
>>> another, shorter equation that uses the same words? Otherwise:
>>>
>>> 	$ ruby quiz112.rb foo oof
>>> 	"foo"  =  "oof"
>>> 	"foo" + "foo"  =  "oof" + "oof"
>>> 	"foo" + "foo" + "foo"  =  "oof" + "oof" + "oof"
>>> 	...
>>
>> If you want to make shorter equations a goal for your solution, go
>> for it.  This is not a requirement of the quiz though.
>
> If you don't have this requirement, you have either none or an  
> infinite
> number of solution - if a solution a==b exists, the ist also the  
> solution
> a+a==b+b (and so on).

That's why the quiz asks for any of the possible solutions.

> So, only the minimal equations should count.

An right answer is fine, so feel free to use minimal equations.

James Edward Gray II