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• From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
• Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 05:43:38 -0500 (EST)
• References: <gqd1o0\$nqq\$1@smc.vnet.net>

```Fabrizio wrote:
> There are 3 small problems.
>
> 1)Using the functions:
>
> Position, ReplacePart, Take, Drop, Part, Rest, First and Last
>
> I have to get { { 1 } , { 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 } } out of Range[ 6 ]
>
>
> 2) Using the functions:
>
> Table, Random, Range
>
> I have to get { {0} , { 0 , 2 } , { 0 , 2 , 4 } , { 0 , 2 , 4 , 6 } , { 0 , 2 , 4 , 6 , 8 } } in TWO ways.
>
> ---> I found for this second problem:
>
> Table[ 2 * j - 2 , { i , 5 } , { j , i } ]
>
> but another method using the same functions ?
>
> 3)using the functions as in problem 1:
>
> Use the lists { a , b , c , d } and { 3 , 2 , 4 , 1 } to create the list { c , b , d , a } in one step.
>
> complete moron
>
The only way you could be faced with a requirement like that, is as a
college exercise! If you get help to solve your exercises, that will
leave you no more skilled than before - so there would not be any point,
would there?

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

```

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