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Delving Deeper
Delving Deeper: Unlocking the Simplex Lock

Katherine Kovarik 

March 2008, Volume 101, Issue 7, Page 552


This month: An interesting generalization of the Simplex Lock Problem. The author presents analytical and pictorial representation of the number of possible combinations of the Simplex lock. Edited by Al Cuoco and E. Paul Goldenberg. The "Delving Deeper" department provides a forum that allows classroom teachers to share the mathematics from their work with students, their classroom investigations and projects, and their other experiences.


Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Permutations / Combinations / Counting Problems