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    Gossip!

    In Lipsville, there are six busybodies who like to share information with one another. Whenever one of them calls another, by the end of the conversation they both know everything that the other one knew beforehand.

    One day, each of the six picks up a unique, juicy piece of gossip. <font color=blue>What is the minimum number of phone calls required before all six of them know all six of these juicy tidbits?</font color=blue>
    - Ricky

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    Re: Gossip!

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> 15 </font color=yellow></span hi>?

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    No!
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> 9 </font color=yellow></span hi>?

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    Re: Gossip!

    Two excellent guesses <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>, but both are incorrect...Try Again!
    - Ricky

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    Re: Gossip!

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>8</font color=yellow></span hi>?
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A > B, C > D, E > F</font color=yellow></span hi>
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A > C, D > F</font color=yellow></span hi>
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A > E, C > F, B > D</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Gossip!

    Right, you are - <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Word gets 'round quickly, doesn't it?
    - Ricky

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