CSC 2510 Test 3

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CSC 2510 Test 3
1. Give the names of the formula or
rule that provides the answer for each
of the following problems. Do not try
to solve the problems!
1.a.
How many cards must be selected from a
standard deck of 52 cards to guarantee that at
least three cards of the same suit are chosen?
Givens: Standard deck = 4 suits
Find: max(suit1 + suit1 + suit1 + suit1) ≤ 3 + 1
1.a.
max(2 + 2 + 2 + 2) ≤ 3
Answer: Sum rule
(Pigeon hole accepted also)
max(2 + 2 + 2 + 2) ≤ 3 + 1 = 9
(You can chose 2 (indistinguishable) from each group before the next card
will ensure that you have three of a suit)
1.b.
How many bit strings of length eight either
start with a 1 bit or end with the two bits 10?
There are 28 strings = 256 possible strings.
1/ of the strings begin
2
1/ of the strings end in
4
with 1 for 128 strings
10 for 1/4 * 28 = 64 strings
But 1/2 of the 1/4 * 28 for 32 strings also start with 1 so they must be
subtracted out again. 128 + 64 - 32 = 160.
1.b.
Subtraction rule.
1.c.
How many bit strings of length n are there?
Given:
bit strings = 2 choices
length = n (or repeated n times)
bits are indistinguishable
each choice is either a 0 or a 1
1.c.
2n
(two choices for each bit - choicestimes)
1.d.
How many ways can you solve a task if the
task can be done in one of n1 ways or in one of
n2 ways?
Given: n1 ways + n2 ways
Answer: Sum rule
2.a.
Convert the octal value 7016 to binary.
70168 = 111 000 001 110
Convert the octal digits to binary in groups of three using
the table.
= 1110000011102
2.b.
Convert the octal value 7016 to hex.
70168 = 111 000 001 110
Convert the octal digits to binary in groups of three using the table.
1110000011102
Then regroup into groups of 4 start from right:
1110 0000 11102
Then convert to hex using table (you should learn the conversion:
1110 0000 11102 = E0E16
2.c.
Convert the octal value 7016 to decimal.
70168 = 7 * 83 + 0 *82 + 1 *81 + 6 *80
= 7 * 512 + 0 + 8 + 6
= 3584 + 8 + 6
= 359810
2.d.
Convert decimal 17861 to hex.
17861/16 = 1116 mod 5
1116/16 = 69 mod 12 = C
69/16 = 4 mod 5
4/16 =
0 mod 4
= 45C516
(remainder of 0 indicates we are finished)
2.e.
Convert decimal 1740 to octal.
1740/8 = 217 mod 4
217/8 = 27 mod 1
27/8 = 3 mod 3
3/8 = 0 mod 3
= 33148
(remainder of 0 indicates we are finished)
3.
What formula would you use in each of the
following cases?
Example: permutation: P(n) = n!.
3.a.
A procedure has n1 ways to do task 1 and n2
ways to do task 2:
n1 * n2 or product rule
3.b.
A task may use one of group n1 or one of n2 to
do a task:
n1 + n2 or sum rule
(no overlap between groups – all tasks are independent)
3.c.
An ordered arrangement of r elements:
P(n,r) or n!/(n - r)! or n(n-1)(n-2)...(n-r+1)
(r ordered elements out of n)
3.d.
The number of r-permutations of a set of n
objects with repetition:
nr
(with repetition means that each time you get to choice n
items – the amount you can choice never gets smaller than n
so that you choice n r times)
3.e.
An unordered selection of r elements from a
set with n distinct elements:
C(n, r) or n!/(r! * (n-r)!)
(unordered is a combination and divides r! back out – (the duplicates))
3.f.
The number of r-permutations of a set of n
objects with repetition:
nr
(Same question as 3.d.)
3.g.
The number of ways to select r items from n
indistinguishable objects:
(Think cookies).
(the size of r may be greater than, less than, or equal to the size of n)
C(n + r -1, r)
or C(n + r - 1, n -1)
or factorial expansion of the above
C(n + r -1, r) = C(n + r - 1, n -1) because
(n+ r-1)/((n+r-1-r)!*r!) = (n+ r-1)/((n-1+(r-r))!*r!) = (n+ r-1)/((n-1)!*r!)
3.h.
The number of ways to select r items from n
indistinguishable objects and do it until less
than r items remains:
C(n,r)C(n-r,r)C(n-r-r,r) * (etc.)
(Any expression of same.)
4.a.
Give the Euclidean Algorithm for greatest common divisor:
procedure gcd(a, b: positive integers)
x := a
y := b
while y  0
r := x mod y
x := y
y := r
return x
{gcd(a, b) is x}
4.a.
or
procedure gcd(a, b: positive integers)
x := a
y := b
if y = 0
return x
return gcd(y, x mod y)
or
procedure gcd(a, b: positive integers)
if b = 0
return a
return gcd(b, a mod b)
4.b.
Showing the steps, find gcd(91, 287):
287/91 = 91 * 3 + 14
91/14 = 14 * 6 + 7
14/7 = 7 * 2 + 0 (remainder of 0 indicates we are
finished)
=7
5.
Let P(n) be the statement that
12 + 32 + 52+ ... + (2n + 1)2 = (n + 1)(2n + 1)(2n + 3)/3
whenever n is a nonnegative integer.
Be sure to use the formal proof that includes
Basis Step.
5.
Basis step: Show that P(0) is true.
Let n = 0.
Then (2(0) + 1)2 = ((0) + 1)(2(0) + 1) (2(0) + 3)/3
1 = (1)(1)(3)/3 = 1.
Since both sides equal 1, P(0) must be true
Induction Hypotheses:
12 + 32 + 52 + ... + (2k + 1)2 = (k + 1)(2k + 1)(2k + 3)/3
Induction Step:
Show that
12 + 32 + 52+ ... + (2k + 1)2 + (2(k+1) + 1)2 = ((k + 1) + 1)(2(k + 1) +
1)(2(k + 1) + 3)/3 is true.
5.
Proof:
12 + 32 + 52 + ... + (2k + 1)2 + (2(k+1) + 1)2 = ((k + 1) + 1)(2(k + 1) + 1)(2(k + 1) + 3)/3
(k + 1)(2k + 1)(2k + 3)/3 + (2(k+1) + 1)2 = ((k + 1) + 1)(2(k + 1) + 1)(2(k + 1) + 3)/3
(k + 1)(2k + 1)(2k + 3)/3 + 3/3 * (2k + 3)2 = ((k + 2)(2k + 3)(2k + 5)/3
((k + 1)(2k + 1)(2k + 3) + 3(2k + 3)2)/3 = ((k + 2)(2k + 3)(2k + 5)/3
(k + 1)(2k + 1)(2k + 3) + 3(2k + 3)2 = ((k + 2)(2k + 3)(2k + 5)
(k + 1)(2k + 1) + 3(2k + 3) = ((k + 2)(2k + 5)
2k2 + 3k + 1 + 6k + 9 = 2k2 + 9k + 10
2k2 + 9k + 10 = 2k2 + 9k + 10
1=1
We have shown that the induction hypotheses is true by
showing that the left side equals the right side for k + 1.
6.a.
Give a recursive algorithm (in the pseudo format
specified in appendix A3)
for computing:ni=0 i.
procedure series(n; integer)
If n = 0 return 0
return n + series (n-1)
{returns the sum of the first n values}
6.b.
Show the value of ni=0 i generated at each
step from 0 to n = 4.
 means sum, so each value is added to the previous
( means product, so each value is multiplied to the
previous)
7. Answer the following questions.
a. How many bit strings of length n are there?
2n
Same question as 3.d and 3.f.
b. How many bit strings of length 16 are there?
216
(two choices for each bit - choicestimes)
c. What is the formula that you used?
2n
(Same answer as a.)
8.a.
What rule would you use to compute how
many bit strings of length eight either start
with a 1 bit or end with the two bits 10?
Subtraction rule
(1/2 of 28 plus 1/4 of 28 minus 1/4 of 1/2 of 22)
(areas common to both need to be subtracted out)
8.b.
How many bit strings of length eight either
start with a 1 bit or end with the two bits 10?
(1/2 of 28 =) 128 + (1/4 of 28 = ) 64 - (1/4 of
1/2 of 26 = ) 32 = 160
9.a.
A multiple-choice test contains 10 questions.
There are 4 possible answers for each question.
In how many ways can a student answer every
question (one answer per question)?
(4 ways per question, 10 questions)
410
(10 questions with four choices each, - 410, ntimes or waysquestions)
9.b.
A multiple-choice test contains 10 questions.
There are 4 possible answers for each
question.
In how many ways can a student answer the
question on the test if the student can leave
answers blank? (5 ways per question, 10
questions)
510
(10 questions with five choices each, - 510)
10.
Given a set with n items;
a. What formula would you chose to select r items in order?
P(n, r) or n!/(n-r)!
b. How many possibilities would you have with n = 20 and r = 3.
P(20, 3) or 20!/(20-3)! or 20*19*18
c. What is that formula called?
r-permutations
11.
Show formula used reducing factors as much
as possible but not necessary to multiply and
divide once reduced.
11.a.
How many ways are there to distribute hands of 5 cards to
each of four players from the standard deck of 52 cards?
(Poker hands)
C(52,5)C(47,5)C(42,5)C(37,5) or
52!/((52-5)!5!) * 47!/((47-5)!5!) * 42!/((42-5)!5!) * 37!/((37-5)!5!) =
52! / (47! * 5!) * 47! / (42! * 5!) * 42! / (37! * 5!) * 37! / (32! * 5!) =
(52! / (5! * 5! * 5! * 32! * 5! ) =
(52! / (5! 5! 5! 5! 32!)
11.b.
For each hand what is the value of (the first n) n?
Of r?
n1 = 52, r1 = 5 (if in answer, accept)
n2 = 47, r2 = 5,
n3 = 42, r3= 5,
n4 = 37, r4 = 5.
11.c.
Which formula should be used?
C(52,5)C(47,5)C(42,5)C(37,5) or accept the
following partial (incorrect) answers
If C(52,5) or 52!/((52-5)! * 5!) or 52! / (47! * 5!)
is in answer, accept answer.
12.
Show formula used reducing factors as much
as possible but not necessary to multiply and
divide once reduced.
12.a.
How many ways are there to distribute hands of 13 cards to
each of four players from the standard deck of 52 cards?
(Bridge hands)
C(52,13)C(39,13)C(26,13)C(13,13) or
52!/((52-13)! 13!) * 39!/((39-13)! 13!) * 26!/((26-13)! 13!) * 13!/((13-13)!13!) =
52! / (39! 13!) * 39! / (26! 13!) * 26! / (13! 13!) * 13! / (0! 13!) =
52! / (1! 13!) * 1! / 1! 13!) * 1! / (1! 13!) * 1! / (0! 13!) or
52! / (13! 13! 13! 13!)
12.b
For each hand what is the value of n? Of r?
n1 = 52, r1 =13,
n2 = 39, r2 =13,
n3 = 26, r3 =13,
n4 = 13, r4 =13
If C(52,13) or 52!/((52-13)! * 13!) is in answer, accept
answer.
12.c.
Which formula should be used?
r-combinations
or
C(52,13)C(39,13)C(26,13)C(13,13)
or
If C(52,13) or 52!/((52-13)! * 13!) is in answer, accept answer.

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