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#1 2007-01-31 03:23:07

Dross
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Cheat the devil

Here's a puzzle I wasn't able to figure out myself, until somebody told me the (an) answer:

When you die, the devil sets you a challenge - if you win, you get to go to heaven, if he wins you go with him to hell. You sit down with him at a fairly large, perfectly round table. Next to each of you is a huge bag of circular coins, all of the same size. You get to go first, and you take it in turns to place coins on the table, one at a time, so that the coins are not on top of any other coins. The winner is the person to place the last coin.

Come up with a strategy for placing your coins so that you can garuntee going to heaven.

(by the way, you'll never run out of coins because there's so many)


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#2 2007-01-31 03:28:55

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Re: Cheat the devil

im stumped.


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#3 2007-01-31 03:34:06

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Last edited by Patrick (2007-01-31 03:35:23)


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#4 2007-01-31 03:45:58

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Re: Cheat the devil

Patrick's solution is the one I was thinking of.
(And I was thinking of it because I already knew the answer. big_smile)


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#5 2007-01-31 03:47:47

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Re: Cheat the devil

put one coin down then steal the bag of gold coins and on the way to heaven by yourself an ice cream smile


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#6 2007-01-31 04:46:14

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espeon wrote:

put one coin down then steal the bag of gold coins and on the way to heaven by yourself an ice cream smile

Ah, but you're missing the most important detail - what flavour of ice cream?


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#7 2007-02-03 20:16:43

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vanilla of course! either that or hazelnut. OR BOTH! BWAHAHAHAHAHAWQAHAHAHA! im going to be happy with loads of money in heaven. and they probably will give you a nice suite in a heaven hotel because you cheated the devil the natural enemy!

Did i get it right?
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Last edited by espeon (2007-02-03 20:18:19)


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#8 2007-02-04 12:11:42

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You need money in heaven? sad

 

#9 2007-02-04 21:01:45

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no but it probably helps


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