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Hi Everyone,

I have a real time problem which is like:
Salman has a garden with N flower pots arranged in a row. Every morning he walks through the row and plucks flower. He targets to visit the first K pots in the row.
Find the number of different flowers that Salman would pluck on a single walk through K pots.
What is the approach of solution for this problem
Also, let me know where i can find more such problems.

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Missed this puzzle completely. Hope OP is still around...

Can you elaborate in what way the flowers are different, and why he wouldn't pluck the first K flowers one day, the next K flowers the following day, until all flowers are plucked?

If you want to see similar puzzles, Google for "probability puzzles", you will find a lot of sites. A classical one is of course the three doors problem. Always funny, and it once led to a gigantic discussion in the newspapers here in Holland.
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