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.

= 2^{4} * [4*3*2*1]

= 384 combinations of 4 burnt pancake stacks

The Biological Problem - comparing syntenic chromosomes

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