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"Dropping Balls" PuzzleOne of my obsessions with puzzles is to extend them and make harder versions Last edited by wintersolstice (20110606 02:25:43) Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! #2 20110606 02:48:09
Re: "Dropping Balls" Puzzlehi ws The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #3 20110606 08:16:00
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleNo thats when you have 2 balls. With 3 you can do it in fewer! Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! #4 20110606 15:45:33
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleI could add this to the puzzles if you wish. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20110606 21:23:37
Re: "Dropping Balls" Puzzle@MathsIsFun: The puzzle at MathIsFun reads "What is the maximum number of times you have to drop the snooker balls.....". Well, I guess, I can drop the balls a maximum of 100 times starting from 1st floor continuing upto 100th floor? If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point. #6 20110606 23:54:26
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleHi wintersolstice, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #7 20110607 01:33:02
Re: "Dropping Balls" Puzzle
no but very close:D Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! #8 20110607 03:27:19
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleHi wintersolstice, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #9 20110607 08:01:07
Re: "Dropping Balls" Puzzlehi ws Last edited by anonimnystefy (20110607 08:01:18) The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #10 20110607 13:10:05
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Good point. Changed it to "least". Thanks. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #11 20111113 03:43:31
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleI still need a procedure but that's the answer:D Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! #12 20120115 18:33:08
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleIn case of "Droppng Balls Puzzle", the minimum no. of cases of dropping balls should be 12 if it doesn't break until 99th floor...... #13 20121001 15:11:15
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleOk so the procedure is like this. #14 20121001 16:55:13
Re: "Dropping Balls" Puzzlehi vikramhegde You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #15 20121007 05:39:28
Re: "Dropping Balls" Puzzle
just to correct you on that it should be M#x1 + p + 1 to see why imangine dropping the first ball from 172. You can still do it even if it breaks on that floor other that your solution is spot on:D Last edited by wintersolstice (20121007 05:40:56) Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! #16 20121023 03:41:23
Re: "Dropping Balls" PuzzleHi vikramhegde;
Have you gone to 10000 floors? I am getting 33 for that. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 