ayw wrote:sstimson wrote:To expand this puzzle same start but this time make 2 piles. one all heads and other all tails. You can still flip coins. How would you do this?
Interesting, but I think that's impossible. You need some form of feedback.
Let's say you could ask at any time whether there are more heads or tails or equal numbers facing up. How often would you have to ask and how would you manipulate the coins to get one pile of heads and one pile of tails? Assume of course that you can always distinguish two coins from their location when you're blindfolded.
sstimson wrote:Another Question. Do any of the monks know they might be sick. Look at it like this. The sick monk does not know by himself. If all the monks are doing the normal habits with not change, then the sick will never know he is sick!.What do the monks know about the illness? Do they know they can not catch it. If so then they might not even care that one has purple spots. Based on your question, it sound like the only way one might know they are sick is a change in behavor toward that monk. if so then if the sick monk see a different behavor towards him by at least two different monks he might think he was sick, if he knew he could be sick. This question needs the answer to the question. " How much do the monks know about the illness?"
[spoiler]Your answer is correct! Test your mates at school with this one.. [/spoiler]
[spoiler]Good job, both of your answers are right!!! The monk one is actually quite tricky. Your answer for the coin one is perfectly fine and understandable.
I'm German as well so if really necessary you can ask/post in German as well, but let's try to stick to English whenever possible...[/spoiler]
Glad you liked them! Try looking into some of the older posts (if you haven't already done so). My recommendation would be Lateral Thinking VI (really hard, but totally awesome ), LT V (only if you've got some spare time - you can't solve this one just with logic, you'll have to go with trial and error) and LT IV (not that hard, but really nice ) Try looking into the cases as well, they're really fun to do! I've got a few more LTs at hand and I will post them sometime this or next week... if you ask nicely
@Sayumi: It really would be nice if you (or anyone else) put up other riddles like these...
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