fencepost problem(redirected from a fencepost problem)
A logic problem in which one must account for the boundaries around something in order to find the correct amount. It is typically explained using the imagery of a fence. A fence has X number of sections. It also has X + 1 or X - 1 (depending on how the fence is constructed) number of posts that act as boundaries for those sections. No, it's a fencepost problem, which means that you guys are one short in your calculation.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.