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Unformatted text preview: pirates on the boat, however our result proves that there are 260 pirates on the boat. What is going on? The problem is that the system of sets that is implied by the rule conditions cannot exists  is inconsistent, so we get inconsistent result. I did not check whether such system indeed can exists when I made up this question. For the future use I have changed the question from Determine how many pirates are on the boat. to Determine whether this story is made up or it could possibly happen. So the answer with this extra reasoning is The story could not possibly happen and is made up. DR. L. STACHO, FALL 2010 1...
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 Spring '09
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