What did we want to do?

The mathematical problem - flipping pancakes with 2 spatulas

What is the fewest number of flips to organize any given stack?

For X pancakes, you can construct 2 X * X! stack combinations.
= 24 * [4*3*2*1]
= 384 combinations of 4 burnt pancake stacks


The Biological Problem - comparing syntenic chromosomes



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