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19 Nov 2016, 12:40

Whilst those theories do conflict somewhat. They don't.
Occams Razor = entities should not be multiplied needlessly
Schrodingers Cat = entities are multiplied because they need to be.

Seemingly opposite they are not.
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13 Sep 2017, 00:35

Let's bring this puppy back.

There are 10 bags each with 100 gold coins in them. They all contain identical looking coins which weigh 1 gram each, except for one bag of counterfeit coins which weigh 1.1 grams each. You have an accurate scale but you are only allowed to weigh once. It's allowed to open the coin bags and handle the conis.
How do you determine which bag contains the counterfeit coins?


I know the answer, for once I found it without looking up the answer.
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13 Sep 2017, 13:14

Is the scale one that weighs 2 sides and balances them out, or just a normal scale that measures the weight?

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13 Sep 2017, 21:17

@kami_ryu could you please clarify what 'only allowed to weigh once' actually means? I have a solution but I think it misses the point of the riddle.
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13 Sep 2017, 21:21

You're only allowed to use the scale once. So you can't weigh one set of coins, then another, then another.
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13 Sep 2017, 21:27

kami_ryu wrote:Let's bring this puppy back.

There are 10 bags each with 100 gold coins in them. They all contain identical looking coins which weigh 1 gram each, except for one bag of counterfeit coins which weigh 1.1 grams each. You have an accurate scale but you are only allowed to weigh once. It's allowed to open the coin bags and handle the conis.
How do you determine which bag contains the counterfeit coins?


I know the answer, for once I found it without looking up the answer.

strangely enough I wracked my sad head for a good bit sober and couldn't find an answer but now, a little tipsy, it has come somewhat easily.
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13 Sep 2017, 21:36

I was thinking of reviving this thread a few days ago too actually. Nice one. These counterfeit coin riddles are always a hassle. BRB thinking.
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13 Sep 2017, 21:43

Answer to kamis problemo. Try and solve it yourself first though.

Spoiler
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13 Sep 2017, 21:44

Of course the mathematics teacher found it.

I don't even need to say yes/no you know you're right.
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13 Sep 2017, 21:48

I put it in a spoiler so people dont ... uh spoil themselves.

That's a good one, I may borrow it.
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13 Sep 2017, 21:51

kami_ryu wrote:Of course the mathematics teacher found it.

I don't even need to say yes/no you know you're right.

Wicked is teacher now? :O

Is that the only solution?
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13 Sep 2017, 21:52

Well you can remove any number as long as they are different.
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13 Sep 2017, 21:58

I will cheat and copy paste one from my favorite puzzling website, so no googling!
Left alone, I'm a word with five letters.

I'm honest and fair, I'll admit.

Rearranged, I'm of no use to trains.

Again, and I'm an overt place, warm and well lit.

What am I?
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13 Sep 2017, 22:07

ovi12 wrote:
kami_ryu wrote:Of course the mathematics teacher found it.

I don't even need to say yes/no you know you're right.

Wicked is teacher now? :O

Is that the only solution?


Now and for the past 2 years.

You don't have to weigh the 10th bag if you're feeling lazy, but sensible people will put in the effort for the neat solution.
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13 Sep 2017, 22:12

WickedCossack wrote:I put it in a spoiler so people dont ... uh spoil themselves.

That's a good one, I may borrow it.

Try this one, it is my favorite one:

https://imgur.com/a/44K4h
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13 Sep 2017, 22:29

I weight all the bags as many times as I want 'cause I don't play by no rules. 8-)
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13 Sep 2017, 23:06

JakeyBoyTH wrote:Whilst those theories do conflict somewhat. They don't.
Occams Razor = entities should not be multiplied needlessly
Schrodingers Cat = entities are multiplied because they need to be.

Seemingly opposite they are not.


lol how cooked was this guy when he wrote this
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14 Sep 2017, 00:01

This is my favorite:

You are locked in a 50x50x50-foot room which sits on 100 foot stilts. There is an open window at the corner of the room, near the floor, with a strong hook cemented into the floor by the window. So if you had a 100 foot rope, you could tie one end to the hook, and climb down the rope to freedom. (The stilts are not accessible from the window.) There are two 50-foot lengths of rope, each cemented into the ceiling, about 1 foot apart, near the center of the ceiling. You are a strong, agile rope climber, good at tying knots, and you have a sharp knife. You have no other tools (not even clothes). The rope is strong enough to hold your weight, but not if it is cut lengthwise. You can survive a fall of no more than 10 feet. How do you get out alive?
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14 Sep 2017, 00:18

Oh right, the question is how do you cut both pieces of rope off the ceiling without dying.

Let me think.
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14 Sep 2017, 00:57

kami_ryu wrote:Oh right, the question is how do you cut both pieces of rope off the ceiling without dying.

Let me think.

By the way are you Incog?
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14 Sep 2017, 01:12

yes
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14 Sep 2017, 01:23

kami_ryu wrote:yes

Whaaaaa? I would've neve guessed lol, I only asked because I saw someone say it. Nice to see you back.
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14 Sep 2017, 16:39

ovi12 wrote:This is my favorite:

You are locked in a 50x50x50-foot room which sits on 100 foot stilts. There is an open window at the corner of the room, near the floor, with a strong hook cemented into the floor by the window. So if you had a 100 foot rope, you could tie one end to the hook, and climb down the rope to freedom. (The stilts are not accessible from the window.) There are two 50-foot lengths of rope, each cemented into the ceiling, about 1 foot apart, near the center of the ceiling. You are a strong, agile rope climber, good at tying knots, and you have a sharp knife. You have no other tools (not even clothes). The rope is strong enough to hold your weight, but not if it is cut lengthwise. You can survive a fall of no more than 10 feet. How do you get out alive?

Nobody solved this one?
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14 Sep 2017, 16:41

Is it assumed that your own height is 0, @ovi12?
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14 Sep 2017, 17:04

Gendarme wrote:Is it assumed that your own height is 0, @ovi12?

I guess you can assume a normal person height (5-6 feet).
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