Sorting IP AddressesCommented on: 10 years ago
(February 21, 2005)
We can sort first by positions of dots and for ip addresses with same dot positions by length if and ip:
SELECT * FROM IPs
CHARINDEX('.', ip, CHARINDEX('.', ip) + 1...
Logical Puzzle - 18 Jan 2005Commented on: 10 years ago
(January 28, 2005)
No matter how we cut the block, we always need 39 cuts.
The absolute minimum, but violating the request for not allowing cutting multiply layers simultaneously is 7+4=11 cuts. If we are...
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