The Burning Question Part 2 by Ben Jones
An extension of the previous thread, which grew quite long.
Quoting Prashant from the last thread, “Number of ways to compare two applicants from a pool of 10,500 is 10500(C)2 = (10500!)/(2!*(10498!))”
I don’t need to win the USAMO to know that’s a lot of ways.
What a lively discussion it has been. It’s grown too long, so we’re continuing it here for those of us who are using slower connections…