note BrowserUk <p>The same exampled worked through: <li><code>@a = ( 10, 20, 33, 45, 60 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( 2, 5, 10, 12, 16, 23, 45 );</code> <P>Eliminate common elements: <li><code>@a = ( 20, 33, 60 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( 2, 5, 12, 16, 23 );</code> <p>Cancel 2 with 20 to give 1 and 10 (discard the 1): <ins></ins><strike></strike> <li><code>@a = ( <strike>20</strike><ins>10</ins>, 33, 60 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( <strike>2</strike><ins>1</ins>, 5, 12, 16, 23 );</code> <p>Cancel 5 with 10 to give 1 and 2: <li><code>@a = ( <strike>10</strike><ins>2</ins>, 33, 60 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( <strike>5</strike><ins>1</ins>, 12, 16, 23 );</code> <p>Cancel 2 with 12 to give 1 and 6 (discard the 1 ) <li><code>@a = ( 2, 33, 60 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( 12, 16, 23 );</code> <p>Cancel 6 with 60 to give 1 and 10 (discard the 1 ) <li><code>@a = ( 33, 60 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( 6, 16, 23 );</code> <p>Cancel 16 with 10 to give 8 and 5 <li><code>@a = ( 33, 10 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( 16, 23 );</code> <p>Result: (Other reductions are possible!) <li><code>@a = ( 33, 5 );</code> <li><code>@b = ( 8, 23 );</code> <div class="pmsig"><div class="pmsig-171588"> <hr /> <font size=1 > <div>Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.</div> <div>Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?</div> <div>"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". </div> <div>The "good enough" maybe good enough for the now, and perfection maybe unobtainable, but that should not preclude us from striving for perfection, when time, circumstance or desire allow.</div> </font> </div></div> 481987 481987