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#11 phil1882

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:28 PM

Spoiler for explanation with 15 bottles

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:35 PM

bonanova As a math teacher I considered your solution to be correct except for one minor detail. As far as I am concerned you are the one who solved the problem.


I agree.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:54 AM

bonanova As a math teacher I considered your solution to be correct except for one minor detail. As far as I am concerned you are the one who solved the problem.

Not as far as I'm concerned.
He said 10 people, MikeD found a solution with 9.

The question is "What is the smallest number of prisoners that must have to drink from the bottles to be absolutely sure to find the poisoned bottle within 24 hours?"

The smallest number is 9, which is the correct answer.
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