Triple Duel

Math on October 5th, 2009 Comments Off

Problem Three Cowboys Arden, Begley, and Corry compete in a duel. Arden and Begley are both sure shots (they hit their targets 100 percent of the time) while Corry only hits his target 50% of the time. Everybody has perfect knowledge (knows everybody’s percents, knows that everbody knows everybody’s pecents, knows everybody knows that everybody [...]

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Penny Problem

Math on September 28th, 2009 Comments Off

Problem You are given ten pennies arranged like this picture. Move three of them so that the arrow in the opposite direction. Solution Take the top penny and move it to a new row, in the center, under the bottom row into the following configuration: x       x x        x       [...]

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Balance Problem

Math on September 15th, 2009 Comments Off

Problem You are given 10 balls, which are all identical. One ball is either heavier or lighter than the rest. Using a balance three times, can you determine which ball is different, and whether the weight is heavier or lighter? This requires no advanced math or tricky way of using the balance. Think it’s too [...]

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