Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A new 9-square featuring former NBA player Ron Mercer

A new 9-square featuring former NBA player Ron Mercer:

aggressin
gerontine
grantinge
ronmercer
entercall
stirchley
sincaline
ingelends
neerlyest

Statistically, my estimate is that I need about 76419 words in my 9-letter word list to find a single 9-square. I have 223602, so the expected number is (223602/76419)^9 = 15270 total 9-letter word squares that can be found using this word list. We'll see how close my estimate comes.

The Mathematics of Square Construction

2 comments:

  1. It's mostly finished and is projected to find a total of about 16000-17000 9-squares, so the estimate was close.

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  2. Final total - 16338 9-squares. Not a bad estimate given the necessary crudeness of the calculation.

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