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You have five pieces of chain, each consisting of three links. You want to make one long chain of these five pieces. Breaking open a link costs 1 $, and welding an open link costs 3 $.
Is it possible to make one long chain of the five pieces, if you have just 15 $?
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Three men in a cafe order a meal, the total cost of which is $15. They each contribute $5. The waiter takes the money to the chef who recognizes the three as friends and asks the waiter to return $5 to the men.
The waiter is not only poor at mathematics but dishonest and instead of going to the trouble of splitting the $5 between the three he simply gives them $1 each and pockets the remaining $2 for himself.
Now, each of the men effectively paid $4, the total paid is therefore $12. Add the $2 in the waiters pocket and this comes to $14…..where has the other $1 gone from the original $15?
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There are two ropes which are of different length.
Each rope takes 60 minutes to burn completely when set on fire from one end.
You have to measure 45 minutes of time with the help of this ropes.
You cannot fold the ropes to half or tamper any of them.View SolutionSubmit Solution 615 views
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