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#11 mewminator

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

4 times should do it
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:11 PM

whoops made a mistake here's 6 times
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

whoops made a mistake here's 6 times

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This does not work
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

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Hi sseth :)

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Though I agree that 14.swapnil.14 has giving a solution for every possible move of the dumbest rat
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#15 mewminator

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:32 PM

This does not work

If I know where the rat is I could spare a few moments of my day to be rid of it rather than waste another day of searching

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#16 mewminator

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:39 PM

I think I met the requirements without objection but then again it's a case of logic is the man so tired/ busy/ whatever that he could not search in a box he already knows contains the rat and would instead waste another day of searching because if so I'd have to add 2 days to this scenario

Edited by mewminator, 13 November 2011 - 05:44 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:24 AM

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I think I met the requirements without objection but then again it's a case of logic is the man so tired/ busy/ whatever that he could not search in a box he already knows contains the rat and would instead waste another day of searching because if so I'd have to add 2 days to this scenario

In the above solution, he would also know the position of the rat on the 6th try and only require 1 additional day to get the mouse. If we are allowed to alter the problem, then search box 2 & 4 first day and if you didn't get the rat first day, then rat will be in 2 or 4 second so search these two again and got him in two days and only 4 searches maximum.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:37 PM

In the above solution, he would also know the position of the rat on the 6th try and only require 1 additional day to get the mouse. If we are allowed to alter the problem, then search box 2 & 4 first day and if you didn't get the rat first day, then rat will be in 2 or 4 second so search these two again and got him in two days and only 4 searches maximum.

I meant if I knew the rat's position I might as well go deal with it otherwise it's stick to the routine
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:27 AM

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

I believe amiab is right...
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