Bar Crawl Planning + Math = Happy Drunks!

I am currently planning a bar crawl and could use some help. There are 6 groups and 6 bars. Each group will start at a different bar (Stop 1). Each group will then meet up with a different group at Stop 2, Stop 3, etc., totaling 6 stops. Each group will need to meet each other group one time. Ideally, no group would repeat a bar, ie. each group will meet each other group and hit all 6 designated bars. I've been trying to manually chart this and I'm pulling my hair out. Is there a way to figure this out with math or some other voodoo that I'm not aware of?
posted by tryniti on Jan 4, 2015 - 14 answers

2 problems of combinations and permutations.

How many unique ways are there to put X rocks into Y boxes? (Given two different sets of attributes for both the rocks and the boxes.)
posted by CustooFintel on Jun 4, 2014 - 18 answers

Don't meet the same person twice (involves math ... somehow)

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 on Jul 31, 2010 - 27 answers

Permutations: an extension of the odd sock problem

I've annoyed myself by getting stuck attempting to work out a silly maths problem relating to permutations. It's an extension of the 'how many odd socks do I have to pull out of a drawer before I find a pair' problem. Only my theoretical sock-wearer has three legs. And a penchant for odd socks.
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Sep 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Math help for the right brained

I have a math question involving combinations and sets.
posted by sonofslim on Apr 28, 2007 - 21 answers

Balls in boxes algorithm

Is there a standard ball picking algorithm? I have 10 balls that I want put in four boxes (A-D). Every box can hold zero to all balls.
posted by davar on Feb 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Sounding the horn for people who know something about math

Suppose there's a web form with 50 checkboxes (representing options or interests), and that checking one has no effect on any of the others. A user could select any two boxes, or a half dozen, or a different half dozen, or all 50. The only constraint on the form submission is that the user must check at least two boxes. How many possible combinations are there?
posted by Tuwa on May 13, 2006 - 17 answers

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