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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:44 pm 
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My students have a question about the consequence of the "touching" emphasis with respect to the Waste Disposal Area. If only the checkers touching the mat count for points, then a depleted fuel rod, that loses a pellet off the top and otherwise stays in a stack of four, will only count for 5 points in the Waste Disposal Area. Or does the contact with other pellets in the Waste Disposal Area allow them to count as being disposed (and thereby count for 20 points)? Obviously, the fifty points for an entire depleted fuel rod in the Waste Disposal Area would not be awarded in this case.


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bedwards wrote:
My students have a question about the consequence of the "touching" emphasis with respect to the Waste Disposal Area. If only the checkers touching the mat count for points, then a depleted fuel rod, that loses a pellet off the top and otherwise stays in a stack of four, will only count for 5 points in the Waste Disposal Area.


That is completely correct. In hindsight that is an unintentional side-effect of a quick rule change at the last minute, but seeing as how it's been uncontested for no less than 2 months - and the first competitions are this weekend - we must take the rules at face value. Keep those rods intact!

-Danny


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