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#1 unreality

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:39 PM

i saw this somewhere else and decided to draw it and stuff:

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Here are six cups. Three of them are empty, three have wine in them. Your goal is to make the line of cups alternate (wine-empty-wine-empty or empty-wine-empty-etc). You can only touch one cup and that is the cup you move. You may not move any other cups with or without your hand except if you are pushing the cup you chose to move between two other cups. How do you do it?

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#2 Kavitha

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:28 PM

Take the fourth cup... and pour the wine in it into the first one and replace it in the old position.
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#3 unreality

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:06 PM

hooray! lol thats a sucky one isnt it. try my Lightbulbs one i like that one
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#4 Tyvlen

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

well, im glad you guys told me how, i was thinking WAY too hard on that one
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:40 AM

E E W W W E

1. Take the fourth cup to the back ...

E E W -- W E W

2. Put the first cup on the place of "--"

E W E W E W
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#6 unreality

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:42 AM

brhan look at the bolded part in my OP:


i saw this somewhere else and decided to draw it and stuff:

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Here are six cups. Three of them are empty, three have wine in them. Your goal is to make the line of cups alternate (wine-empty-wine-empty or empty-wine-empty-etc). You can only touch one cup and that is the cup you move. You may not move any other cups with or without your hand except if you are pushing the cup you chose to move between two other cups. How do you do it?

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your solution doesn't work ;D
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#7 brhan

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:48 AM

ahh ... I got it now, thanx for the clarification.
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#8 Kyoti

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:23 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't you also be able to move cup number 4 and place it between cups 1 and 2? The riddle states "You may not move any other cups with or without your hand except if you are pushing the cup you chose to move between two other cups".
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#9 Naruto Uzumaki

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 04:00 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't you also be able to move cup number 4 and place it between cups 1 and 2? The riddle states "You may not move any other cups with or without your hand except if you are pushing the cup you chose to move between two other cups".

that does make sense if you think about it for a little cause you'll push it with the cup not your hand nice thinking Kyoti :) B)) :D
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:04 AM

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