20181230, 14:09  #1 
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20181230, 14:48  #2  
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Last fiddled with by science_man_88 on 20181230 at 15:00 

20181230, 17:47  #3 
"Rashid Naimi"
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Here we go again with empty sets and semi empty sets.
Different conventions, conflictingly different solutions. Makes the challenge flawed in my opinion. Are primes products of distinct primes? I would say not, but know of Wikipedia worshippers which would disagree. 
20181230, 17:58  #4  
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20181230, 18:14  #5  
"Rashid Naimi"
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If Primes are products of distinct primes then: 4 > 2 > 1 25 > 5 > 1 100 > 20 > 4 > 2 > 1 121 > 11 > 1 Bob wins. Else if Primes arenot products of distinct primes then: 4, 25 and 121 have no winners so Alice will have the only choice of choosing 100 and then: 100 > 10 > 1 Bob wins. Last fiddled with by a1call on 20181230 at 18:16 

20181230, 18:59  #6  
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Last fiddled with by science_man_88 on 20181230 at 19:00 

20181230, 19:19  #7 
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20181230, 19:25  #8 
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you're just arguing that because you can assume a bunch of cases don't work that it's ambiguous. it's not. you can complain to the puzzlemaster you know.
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20181230, 19:29  #9  
"Rashid Naimi"
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And frankly I don't need you to let me know if I can or can not raise the issue with anyone. 

20181230, 19:38  #10 
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many different conventions work in code as well, you don't complain about that. my point is if you want it to be unvague you can get an explanation from the puzzlemaster not here.

20181230, 23:41  #11  
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So primes are NOT a product of distinct primes, because a product is defined by at least 2 terms. 

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