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 A strict version is an affine plane. Example 25 people in 5 tables of 5, Point set is Z_5 x Z_5,we take the tables to be the lines L(a,b)={(x,y)| y=ax+b} and L(a)={(a,y)| y in Z_5}, the sitting is a parallel class (the 5 lines with the same slope a), so we have 6 sittings, L(a,b) for a=0,1,2,3,4 and then the parallel class of L(a).  A strict version is an affine plane. Example 25 people in 5 tables of 5, Point set is Z_5 x Z_5,we take the tables to be the lines L(a,b)={(x,y)| y=ax+b} and L(a)={(a,y)| y in Z_5}, the sitting is a parallel class (the 5 lines with the same slope a), so we have 6 sittings, L(a,b) for a=0,1,2,3,4 and then the parallel class of L(a). 
  
-More generally we want a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_design#Resolvable_2-designs|resolvable 2-design]]. Resolvable is the parallelism. Maybe there is something like discrete hyperbolic geometry to deal with this, but we seem to have better combinatorial ideas below.+More generally we want a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_design#Resolvable_2-designs|resolvable 2-design]]. We want resolvable (v,k,1) designs. Resolvable is the parallelism. Maybe there is something like discrete hyperbolic geometry to deal with this, but we seem to have better combinatorial ideas below. 
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 +Versions include [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkman%27s_schoolgirl_problem|Kirkman's Schoolgirl Problem]] (15 children walk in groups of 3, can they do this so that all pairs of girls walk together exactly once over a whole week) {[[https://oeis.org/search?q=schoolgirl&sort=&language=german&go=Suche|oeis]]}. This is the question as to resolvable (v,3,1) 2-designs, which if I understand it, exist iff v = 3 mod 6. 
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 +For pairs, resolvable (v,2,1) 2-designs exist only for even v, v >= 4. 
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 +Table size 4: Resolvable (v,k,1)- 2-designs.  
 +[[https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-spectrum-of-resolvable-designs-with-block-size-Vasiga-Furino/364fb4a75a38493ed2c86fa3589adfee6d2714f5|This paper]] says that nessesary numerical conditions are sufficient except for a case that need not concern us. 
  
  
-Strict versions include [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkman%27s_schoolgirl_problem|Kirkman's Schoolgirl Problem]] (15 children walk in groups of 3, can they do this so that all pairs of girls walk together exactly once over a whole week) {[[https://oeis.org/search?q=schoolgirl&sort=&language=german&go=Suche|oeis]]} 
  
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