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Can you solve the Trojan War riddle? - Dennis E. Shasha

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On Olympus, you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to bring the bloody Trojan War to its conclusion. The two sides have agreed to a brief truce, and when you consult the Fates, they advise: should the peace last for 10 days, all will end soon. But if the truce is broken, there will be 10 more devastating years of war. Can you help the Greeks and Trojans keep the peace? Dennis Shasha shows how.

In the solution with neutralization, if any A could force a swap with any neighboring B (vertically, horizontally or diagonally), could that A make any camp of Bs unable to travel to some other B passing only through B or neutral camps?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dennis E. Shasha
  • Director Igor Coric
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Igor Coric
  • Animator Igor Coric
  • Compositor Igor Coric
  • Art Director Igor Coric
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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