Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin

eight queens boggler

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:

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.
Your task: how does that work?

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