## View Poll Results: If Chick contacts the AFLAC-Duck: What he's going to say?

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• Let's meet in my limo at 4PM darlin'

61 36.97%
• Let me sleep on it first, Chicky

13 7.88%
• You? You low-class farmer chick... Scram!

58 35.15%
• Ha?..

33 20.00%
1.  12/10/2004, 04:42 PM Originally Posted by clulup OK, here is a nice little problem for the weekend, not even involving math: You have got twelve (12) coins. They are all identical except for one which has a different weight, meaning one coin is slightly lighter OR heavier. You have a balance ...that thing with two "arms" where you can put weights on both sides and see wich side is heavier, like this: You can choose any combination of coins and weigh three (3) times. After weighing three times, you have to be able to tell which coin is the one with the different weight. Of course there is no trick involved, like finding out which coin has a different weight by testing by hand etc. Good luck! Divide the coins into 4 piles of 3 coins each. Place 2 piles on each side of the scale. Take the 2 piles that are heavier/lighter and place one each on the scales. Take the heavier/lighter pile and place 1 coin on each side of the scale. If the scale balances, the extra coin is the heavier/lighter one. If it doesn't, you have your coin. << My command as we escape Palm HQ with a new Pre 3>>. Treo 300 >> Treo 600 >> Treo 650 >> Treo 755 >> Instinct >> Pre- >> TouchPad
2.  12/10/2004, 04:44 PM Originally Posted by Chick-Dance Tulip: Process of elimination question, ha? I'll solve it later tonight....too bizy-bizy right now To be honest, I don't know what process of elimination question means, but I sure look forward to your answer later tonight... Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. (Philip K. ****)
3.  12/10/2004, 04:49 PM Originally Posted by tjd414 Divide the coins into 4 piles of 3 coins each. Place 2 piles on each side of the scale. Take the 2 piles that are heavier/lighter and place one each on the scales. Let's assume the balance tilts to the left after the second step - how do you know on which side the "odd" coin is? The problem is you cannot tell this way, because you don't know whether the odd coin is lighter or heavier than the others... Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. (Philip K. ****)
4.  12/10/2004, 05:09 PM Originally Posted by clulup Let's assume the balance tilts to the left after the second step - how do you know on which side the "odd" coin is? The problem is you cannot tell this way, because you don't know whether the odd coin is lighter or heavier than the others... Thought that too.............. even the first weighing does not tell you where the odd coin is. more thinking............... Palm III > Palm V > Palm Vx > (Sprint) Kyo 6035 > Handspring Treo 300 > Handspring Treo 600 Oct.'03 > Palm Treo 700P May'06 > Treo 755P Aug.'07 > Pre(-) June'09 + TouchPad July'11 LONG LIVE webOS!!!
5.  12/10/2004, 05:35 PM Got it!!! 1) Put 3 coins on each side - if unbalanced, then the odd coin is one of these 6, if balanced then it's in the other 6. 2) Take 3 coins from the balanced 6 and 3 coins from the unbalanced 6 and put on each side. You now know which set of 3 the odd coin is in. 3) Now put one coin on each side and hope they balance so what's left would be the odd coin. If unbalanced - I'm screwed (flip a coin, hehehe). Am I right? Do I get a kiss from Chick? Palm III > Palm V > Palm Vx > (Sprint) Kyo 6035 > Handspring Treo 300 > Handspring Treo 600 Oct.'03 > Palm Treo 700P May'06 > Treo 755P Aug.'07 > Pre(-) June'09 + TouchPad July'11 LONG LIVE webOS!!!
6.  12/10/2004, 06:26 PM Originally Posted by ChemEngr Got it!!! 1) Put 3 coins on each side - if unbalanced, then the odd coin is one of these 6, if balanced then it's in the other 6. 2) Take 3 coins from the balanced 6 and 3 coins from the unbalanced 6 and put on each side. You now know which set of 3 the odd coin is in. 3) Now put one coin on each side and hope they balance so what's left would be the odd coin. If unbalanced - I'm screwed (flip a coin, hehehe). Am I right? Do I get a kiss from Chick? This is basically what I did ... neither of us will be getting that kiss! << My command as we escape Palm HQ with a new Pre 3>>. Treo 300 >> Treo 600 >> Treo 650 >> Treo 755 >> Instinct >> Pre- >> TouchPad
7.  12/10/2004, 07:06 PM Originally Posted by ChemEngr If unbalanced - I'm screwed (flip a coin, hehehe). Am I right? You are right... meaning you are wrong - doesn't work like this, does it? Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. (Philip K. ****)
8.  12/11/2004, 12:09 AM Originally Posted by tjd414 Not up north ... I live in Hurricane Central! Hi, I ment the teach but hey I just went through Ivan a few months ago so I am in hurricane alley p.s. So far I am clueless on the puzzle but still thinking about it... regards, Fletch
9.  12/11/2004, 07:26 AM Originally Posted by Chick-Dance This is my short version of the answer.... First: Let the coins be: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L & M The First Weighing will help us find at least 4 coins that are not fake.  Divide the coins into three groups: A+B+C+D, E+F+G+H, and J+K+L+M ..... OK, this goes on-and-on for the rest of the possibilities, but I think you get the idea. It is way too long to continue with it. What do I get? Wow! Chick-Dance, I am impressed! You got it right and truly deserve the Treo 650 as the prize! Which version do you want, Sprint or GSM? GSM will be for sale in Switzerland soon, so I can send you one of those if you prefer, just PM me which you want. Your answer is very detailed and leaves no room for doubt, much better than... - wait a second - this is the same as a solution published on the internet! Oh well, sorry, under these circumstances there is no prize of course... It's really a pity, I would have gladly sent you the Treo 650! Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. (Philip K. ****)