fencepost problem


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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.
See also: fencepost, problem
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