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 12-05-2013, 04:17 PM #1 Caters Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Nov 2013 Posts: 95 Thanks: 1 Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts If I want a complimentary color scheme: Color Arrangements: Part 1: 1-5 blue and 29-25 orange How many possible color arrangements are there for: 1 blue and 29 orange 2 blue and 28 orange 3 blue and 27 orange 4 blue and 26 orange 5 blue and 25 orange I know it grows exponentially but I want to know exactly how many color arrangements there are in case I want a complimentary color scheme and I don't want a checkerboard.

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 12-05-2013, 09:48 PM #2 justplaincharlotte Working the Gusset     Join Date: Aug 2011 Location: MS Gulf Coast Posts: 1,854 Thanks: 2,734 Thanked 962 Times in 830 Posts I can only recommend taking a look at the statistics section of khanacademy.org for how to do the math. There is a section on how to work out just this sort of scenario, and I can't remember how to do it offhand. I've sworn off statistics. An option that will give you an idea of what those combinations can look like is to color a few out on graph paper to find then develop a visually appealing block arrangement. __________________ Charlotte justcharlotte All Needful Things Blog "Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." Except carpal tunnel. - Elizabeth Zimmermann
 12-06-2013, 06:20 AM #3 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 8,425 Thanks: 624 Thanked 3,387 Times in 3,068 Posts In total numbers, it's 29 but I would think, like Charlotte, that how the blocks are arranged is more important. You could also play around with this on a spreadsheet to get a feeling for the pattern you like. __________________ Knitting Help Videos Here!-
 12-06-2013, 05:26 PM #4 Caters Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Nov 2013 Posts: 95 Thanks: 1 Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts that is what I am meaning by color arrangements and no there are 30 color arrangements for 1 blue and 29 orange.
 12-06-2013, 06:31 PM #5 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 8,425 Thanks: 624 Thanked 3,387 Times in 3,068 Posts Ah, I see. Does your blanket have an axis of symmetry or is it oriented in one direction? __________________ Knitting Help Videos Here!-
 12-06-2013, 06:32 PM #6 Caters Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Nov 2013 Posts: 95 Thanks: 1 Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts It is a 5*6 grid so it does have an axis of symettry. A horizontal one.

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