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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Organising Eight Books - Riddle

Q.How many ways can you order 8 books on a bookshelf?

A. If I am ever stranded on a desert island I will need to take eight books, because there are actually forty thousand three hundred and twenty ways of ordering them, and if I get bored with reading the books I can always spend a few years re-arranging them on the shelf.

Which led me to think - which eight books? So many more possibilities than the usual Bible and William Shakespeare. Any ideas? Or is the idea of choosing just torture?

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