Stinky’s Riddles May 2017

May 3, 2017

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After a number of tests for an esteemed position at a logic based firm, the final 3 applicants are blindfolded and placed in a room. They are all told that a mark. either a white or black is being placed on their forehead.  After the blindfolds are removed they are asked to raise their hand if they see a black mark on either of the other applicants’ foreheads. Unbeknownst to the applicants, black marks have been placed on all 3 foreheads and so of course they all raise their hands. They are then told that whoever figures out first what mark is on his own forehead will get the job. After a little while, one announces he is sure that he has a black mark on his forehead. How did he know for sure?

Email your answers to Stinky by June 2, 2017 and if you are correct you will be entered in a drawing for your choice of either a $10 Starbucks’s gift card, or $10 Regal entertainment card.

Solution to the April Riddle is: The minimum number of cuts is 2. One cut will take off one segment, and the second cut will take off 2 segments (still together), leaving 4 segments remaining. See below on how cuts should be made and daily payments allocated:

A  B    C

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Day 1: pay with A

Day 2: pay with B, get A in return/as change

Day 3: give A (so hotel owner has A + B)

Day 4: give C, get A + B in return/as change

Day 5: give A (so owner has A + C)

Day 6: give B, get A in return/as change (so owner has B + C)

Day 7: give A (so owner has A + B + C)

Participants that answered correctly: Samantha Galvin, Ty Galvin, Dave Liesse, Daniell Nadiv, Richard Schellhase, Stanton Simon,  Laurel Simmons, and Mark Smith.

The winner of the $10 Starbucks card is: Laurel Simmons