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Nov 19, 2017

RT @DrFrostMaths: I saw this BMO problem for the first time this morning, and it definitely ranks amongst my all time faves... https://t.co/Khkz1iHj1t

Nov 19, 2017

@DrFrostMaths So it's sum: 100+98+96+94 etc. My only worry was if something happened at last sum that was unusual (4+2) - as I hadn't worked through how it stopped.

Nov 19, 2017

@DrFrostMaths My reasoning: With 0 in blue, there is 1 to 99 in red, then you increment blue. 100 steps. Then you decrement red down to 2, and increment blue to 2. 98 steps. Etc. Following this logic there is every possible combo for each state of blue

Nov 19, 2017

@DrFrostMaths 2550? I haven't worked out if something odd happens with the final step...

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