|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Bingo Challengeby Matts (Deacon)
|on May 19, 2002 at 15:34 UTC||Need Help??|
Matts has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
OK, here's a challenge for a budding perl programmer...
Given a 4x4 grid (i.e. 16 squares) that represent a bingo card, and given that you can win with a row in any direction or diagonal, the 4 corners, or ultimately with "BINGO" - all 16 squares, what is the minimum number of numbers you need to guarantee the following things:
1. Each card can win
2. Each card is unique (discounting ordering)
For extra kudos, generate the cards (ascii art is fine).
(note this isn't a college question - I'm trying to do this myself too (and other monks can confirm I'm no a student) - I was just curious as to what other solutions people come up with)