Don't meet the same person twice (involves math ... somehow)
July 31, 2010 10:14 AM Subscribe
36 people total, meeting in groups of 6. After 5 minutes, the groups shuffle into completely new groups. How many "rounds" can we go without people meeting with someone they've already met?
posted by foggy out there now to Grab Bag (27 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This is a real world case as part of a get-to-know-you business mixer. It's not my event, so I can't suggest an alternative plan. My mom asked me to solve this because she thinks highly of my problem solving skills. Well, I'm stumped, but I'm not about to let down my mom.
Using pencil and paper I came up with 4 completely unique rounds, but I'm stumped to come up with a 5th round schedule. Is it even possible?