# Snevily, Hunter S.

## Roller Coaster permutations ★★★

Let denote the set of all permutations of . Let and denote respectively the number of increasing and the number of decreasing sequences of contiguous numbers in . Let denote the set of subsequences of with length at least three. Let denote .

A permutation is called a *Roller Coaster permutation* if . Let be the set of all Roller Coaster permutations in .

**Conjecture**For ,

- \item If , then . \item If , then with .

**Conjecture (Odd Sum conjecture)**Given ,

- \item If , then is odd for . \item If , then for all .

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## Snevily's conjecture ★★★

Author(s): Snevily

**Conjecture**Let be an abelian group of odd order and let satisfy . Then the elements of and may be ordered and so that the sums are pairwise distinct.

Keywords: addition table; latin square; transversal