02:23 pm, 12 Sep 06
Last year a friend from work posted a link to her site, which explains their logo:
Our logo shows a solution to the famous eight queens problem:Your task: how does that work?
How do you place eight queens on a chessboard so that none can capture any other?
To arrive at this solution you can compute (28 - 1) / (8 - 1) which equals 255 / 7 which equals (rounded to 6 decimals) 36.428571
The eight digits making up that number are the numbers of the rows in which to place 8 successive queens.