Previous Next Contents Home Checking multiplex patterns When you check multiplex patterns there should be two numbers under any multiplex throws and as before one number under every other throw. The pattern will be a valid juggling pattern if one of the two numbers under each multiplex throw is a 2 or a 1. An example should help. To check that [43]23 is a valid pattern, first write 4 under the throw four beats after the 4.          [43]23              4 Note that the 3 within the square brackets is on the same beat as the 4, so the 2 is one beat later, the other 3 is two beats later, there is another multiplex throw three beats later, so the 2 is four beats later. Now write 3 under the throw three beats after the multiplexed 3.           [43]23             3 4 Now write 2 under the throw two beats after the 2.           [43]23             3 4             2 Now write 3 under the throw three beats after the final 3.          [43]23             3 43             2 There are two numbers under the multiplex throw, one of which is a 2 and there is one number under every other throw in the pattern, so [43]23 is a valid pattern.Reading the checking numbers in reverse in multiplex patterns would lead to patterns where you have to catch two balls at once.