Combinatorics and Graph Theory


Another Method to Solve the Grasshopper Problem (The International Mathematical Olympiad)

Authors: Yasushi Ieno

The 6th problem of the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held in Germany, 2009, is called 'the grasshopper problem'. To this problem Kos developed theory from unique viewpoints by reference of Noga Alon’s combinatorial Nullstellensatz. We have tried to solve this problem by an original method inspired by a polynomial function that Kos defined, then examined for n=3, 4 and 5. For almost cases the claim of this problem follows, but there remains imperfection due to 'singularity'.

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[v1] 2019-10-14 05:00:40
[v2] 2019-10-15 06:34:22
[v3] 2019-10-18 02:49:45
[v4] 2019-10-21 05:17:30
[v5] 2019-10-23 06:48:32
[v6] 2019-10-26 00:23:19
[v7] 2019-10-28 02:28:28
[v8] 2019-10-30 21:47:15
[v9] 2019-11-03 22:12:39

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