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Nice puzzle !
Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:20 PM
Here we go:-
Cut 9 pieces of paper,write a number on each one of them,from 1 to 9,put them in a pot,put the pot on a table.
Your aim is to arrenge these numbers on the table in this order: 123456789
according to the following rules:
1- you can choose any number to be the first number, and put it on the table.( for example I choose number 4).
2-take a second number and compare it with the number on the table, if.. 2nd>1st....put it to the left.
if 2nd<1st...put it to the right.( in my example, if I choose 7...I`ll get 74.....but if I choose 3.....will be 43).
3-now whenever you have an even amount of numbers on the table( two numbers,4,6,or 8), you should insert any number you want
between them,just in the middle.(in my example, if I want to choose 5,so I should put it in the middle to get 754,,,or 453).
4- you are allowed to take any number from the table and put it back in your pot. but to put any number again on the table,you should follow the rules.
5-to put the 4th number, you should compare it with the middle number( in my example...with number 5), if the choosen number>than
the middle number....put it to the left, if the choosen number < than the middle number...put it to the right.(in my example, if I choose
number 9,,so 9>5...I`ll get 9754,,,or 9453).
6-as in step 3.
7-whenever you have an odd amount of numbers on the table(one number,3,5,7,or 9),you should compare your choosen number with
the middle number, if your choosen number>the middle number....put it to the left.
if your choosen number<than the middle number.....put it to the right.
Have a nice time
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:21 PM
Edited by CaptainEd, 27 July 2012 - 10:31 PM.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:38 PM
you can choose any number you want
WHen you say "choose a number", do you mean that I must grab one randomly, or do you mean that I can decide on which number I want to grab?
Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:40 PM
This IS an interesting puzzle, thank you Wolfgang
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