Chameleons

The old man stared at us and spoke thus: “Those were the days, in Mod Island… We lived surrounded by beautiful colorful chameleons… I remember that, the day when I reached, 17 of them were blue, 15 were red and 13 were yellow. But, whenever two chameleons of different colour met, they would start a funny dance after which both would change to the colour which neither of them had. For example, if a blue and a red chameleon met, after the dance they both would become yellow. These dances took place for a long time, until all the chameleons became the same colour, and we knew it was time to leave…”.

“You’re lying”, said Alice. The old man grinned… “How are you so sure?” And Alice replied back, “Because, with your numbers,  it’s impossible that all chameleons become the same colour”.

Is Alice right?

 

Three chameleons for the math-kings under the sky...

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2 thoughts on “Chameleons

  1. but how many chamaleons were dancing and changing colors? are there just 3 possible colors?
    btw such an unfortunate cord placement on the usb…. it should be on the tongue, i think.

  2. Javi i was thinking about this on the train, wasting sheets of paper with a bunch of numbers and maybe i have a solution :-P, i’ll show you on tuesday!!!

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