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#1 ujjagrawal

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:31 AM

A man needed to pay his rent and was out of money, but found that his rent was worth about one gold link on his chain per day. What is the fewest number of cuts he can make in his 23-link chain to pay the rent for up to 23 days?
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#2 MikeD

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:49 AM

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hi again, everyone. Nice to be back home. :)


#3 ujjagrawal

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:24 AM

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Thanks for pointing it out.... Read below the correct puzzle:
A man needs to pay his rent daily and was out of money, but found that his rent was worth about one gold link on his chain per day. What is the fewest number of cuts he can make in his 23-link chain to pay the rent for up to 23 days?
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:25 AM

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Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

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#5 ujjagrawal

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:30 AM

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Incorrect... review your answer...
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#6 ujjagrawal

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

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Chain is not connected at ends, i.e. it is not a circular but linear chain... you are close to correct answer...
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:26 AM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

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