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    See if you can get this...

    You've got someone working for you for seven days and a gold bar to pay them. The gold bar is segmented into seven connected pieces. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. If you are only allowed to make two breaks in the gold bar, how do you pay your worker?

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    hammer...sure, if you want.

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    2 breaks, 3 blocks

    block 1: segment of 1 piece
    block 2: segment of 2 pieces
    block 3: segment of 4 pieces

    day 1: give block 1
    day 2: ask block 1, give block 2
    day 3: give block 1
    day 4: ask block 1 and 2, give block 4
    etc, etc

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    Give them the entire bar.

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