> < ^ Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 18:52:19 -0500 (CDT)
> ^ From: Bruce W. Colletti <bcolletti@compuserve.com >
> ^ Subject: Necklace Problem

Am using GAP 3.4.4 and wonder how to find the orbits of the following group
action, if it can be done at all.

What are the distinct patterns that 9 beads form on a loop--3 black, 6 white?

The group is the 9th dihedral group (symmetries of a regular 9-gon) and the
set acted upon would be the COMBINATION(9,3) 9-tuples of black/white

How would GAP 3.4.4 crunch this one?

Thank you.


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