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vAltyR478 karma

I grew up in Blacksburg and was a senior in high school at the time of the shooting.

I distinctly remember when they were planning the memorial for the 32 victims (one stone for each of the slain students), they talked about adding a 33rd stone dedicated to the family of the shooter, since they were just as much a victim as everyone else in the community, but were ostracized instead of comfoeted. It always struck me as a very compassionate thought, and I'm sad that didn't make it into the final version, and every day on the anniversary of the shooting I write a post on Facebook about how we should be talking about the shooter and that he was a victim and how much we as a society failed him.

I guess I need a question. What did you have for lunch today?

vAltyR472 karma

Pretty simple. 6 raised to the 5th power = 7776 different combinations.

More thorough explanation: If you have six steps, and one space, then you have six different possibilities, one for each step. Two spaces means you have six possibilities on the first space, and six on the second space, so it would have 6 * 6 = 36 combinations. Extending that out to five spaces means 6 * 6 * 6 * 6 * 6 = 7776 combinations.