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#1 wolfgang

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

You have two baskets,each one contains 15 small  balls( 5 Yellow,5 Red,and 5 Blue),you should exchange each two balls from one basket with one ball from the other basket,according to these roles:

1- Yellow+Yellow....... should be exchanged with a red ball.

2- Red      +Red..........should be exchanged with a Blue ball.

3- Blue     +Blue..........should be exchanged with a Yellow ball.

4- Yellow  +Red..........should be exchanged with a Blue ball.

5- Red      + Blue........should be exchanged with a Yellow ball.

6- Blue     + Yellow.....should be exchanged with a Red ball.

7- each of the above exchanges will be considered as one step.

Your aim is to get only ONE Yellow ball in one of these two baskets in less than 14 steps.

Have a nice trial :thumbsup:


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

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Past prime, actually.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

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And a slight variation on the puzzle, what if applying the same rule (no matter how many times) counts as a single step? 

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

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Yes....thats right


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