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problem solving

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by beardo, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. beardo

    beardo Guest

    if youve seen this before and know the answer, let it ride for a bit, then drop the answer.

    You have 5 bags, each contains 5 pieces of gold. One bag contains fools gold, the other 4 bags contain real gold. Each piece of real gold weighs exactly 1 oz, each piece of fools gold weighs exactly 1.1 ozs. You have one scale. Using the scale only once how can you determine which bag contains the fools gold ?

    my answer was "only weigh the bag of fools gold" and while correct, thats not the answer its looking for. ;)
  2. Put all the bags on the scale, you should have 5,1oz, start removing bags one by one,
    Lets say that bag4 has the fake gold
    it should be:
    REMOVE 1: 4,1
    REMOVE 2: 3,1
    PEMOVE 3: 2,1
    REMOVE 5: O

    I havent seen this one before, sorry for kilin it so early but it aint that hard:D
  3. beardo

    beardo Guest

  4. why? i dont get it...i think it works fine
  5. beardo

    beardo Guest

    id like to tell you where youre incorrect, but i wouldnt want that info to help out the others. i'll explain later

    MESTHREE Dirty Dozen Crew

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    okay....I have never been good at these but heres my guess.... take a piece of gold from each bag and put them all on the scale together....but remember which piece came from which bag...take them off one at a time.. when you notice the 1.1 jump in weight then.. you know you just took off thepeice of fools gold....and therefor which bag it came from? similar to tesseracts answer so i dunno bout this one...
  7. beardo

    beardo Guest


    MESTHREE Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 2,902 Likes Received: 35
    Im sure it isnt the most conviniant answer but technically it would work would it not?
  9. Aight beard, fair enough...i'll wait. In the meanwhile i'll delete the riddle i posted, i'll repost when this one's done
  10. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    insane construct of abstraction.
    to me. only when i'm in the mood..
    which is rarer than a 3$ billski.
  11. HAHAHA Brown, thats the beauty...i aint a mathead either, but conceptualism can't get any better than math
  12. iCEBERG

    iCEBERG Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2001 Messages: 2,039 Likes Received: 0
    you kick the guy in the nuts who owns the bags of gold, and break his scale, take off with all his shit. go home and weigh it out as many damn times as you want keeping the real gold for yourself while hustling the fake shit off at the local bodega???
  13. beardo

    beardo Guest

  14. Clever Name

    Clever Name Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 29, 2002 Messages: 189 Likes Received: 0
    First, you put the second bag on the scale next to the fourth and third bags, immediately followed by the fifth and first bags, respectively. Next, you calculate the proportionate density of each bag, in regards to its comparitive weight in relation to the search for an explanation of the curved geometry of gravity and the existence of sub-atomic particles. When this is complete, you simply synchronize the sounds of all 5 bags of gold as they sit in unison on the scale before being catapulted into a black void of subcutaneous matter from the seventh level of aphrodisiacal metamorphic calibration under the guise of faulty institutionalism perpetrated by the upper echelons of Hyperpluralism and the Power Elite.

    You'll think I'm wrong, but thinking is overrated.
  15. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    put the bags on the scale one by one. the first bag that makes the weight go to a ".1" or whatever is the fools gold.
    that's wrong.

    or you could bite all the gold. I think fools gold chips off or tastes weird or something..