chameleons  solution
Consider all three differences between numbers of chameleons of different colours by mod. 3. All three of them remain the same each time the colour change happens: ((a1)  (b1))%3 = (ab)%3, ((a1)(b+2))%3 = (ab)%3.
Initially these differences by mod 3 are: 2, 2 and 1. If all the chameleons could get the same colour, the differences would become 0, 0 and 0. Impossible.
Dmitri Krylov
Monday, September 8, 2003
13 red chameleons
15 green chameleons
17 blue chameleons
If arranged in a triad so that they never meet,
Where 17 is the maximal number of chameleons in a phosphor.
Step back 100 yards
and they should appear as the equivalent of
#3CE1FF too bad its not websafe...
Bill Bingham
Friday, September 26, 2003
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