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Yoshi
11-07-2001, 08:43 PM
You have just made 81 coins. But soon after you realize that you made a lighter coin. How can you find out the lighter coin using only a balance 4 times?

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 08:44 PM
My brain is already about to burst with my programming hw....no.....don't torture me...:D

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 08:46 PM
Guillotine in place. Ready to torture

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 08:48 PM
Guillotines don't torture, they can't really...I mean, you won't feel anything after it comes crashing down...

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 08:49 PM
Bring the Time Machine and bring you back into the "Reign of Terror"

Procyon
11-07-2001, 08:49 PM
Weighing 1: divide the 81 coins into three stacks of 27 and weigh any two. If one stack is lighter than the other, eliminate all the coins but that stack. If they're the same, keep the stack you didn't weigh instead.

Weighing 2: divide the 27 remaining coins into 3 groups of 9; repeat

Weighing 3: divide the 9 remaining coins in to 3 groups of 3; repeat

Weighing 4: weigh any 2 of the remaining coins. If one is lighter than the other, that's the defective coin. Othersie, the one you didn't weigh is the defect.

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 08:50 PM
NOOOO........

*grabs for the door of the time machine*

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 08:51 PM
Procyon got it

The one that the Time Patrol have

doubleanti
11-07-2001, 08:53 PM
oh geeze... good one... dorkus! should have used some strange arbitrary number like... 73 or something like that... so that we wouldn't be clued! gosh!

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 08:53 PM
Time Patrol?

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:07 PM
Time Patrol tutorial-

The police with time machine that arrest trans-time (new word!) criminals.

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:09 PM
Oook, time patrol.....

Well, even if the number is 81, I still didn't get it, well, I guess I didn't bother to think...hehe...

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:10 PM
Lockdown!! (Starcraft term)

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:10 PM
*blank stare*

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:12 PM
Lockdown is now off.

BTW: Have you seen his latest movie: The legend of the Sun King?

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:14 PM
*what?*

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:16 PM
Have you seen his latest movie: The legend of the Sun King?

>Lockdown: I told you, this is a starcraft term.

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:20 PM
Ok whatever...

Nope, is it good? What's it about?

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:27 PM
www.u333.com

It tells you everything (Chinese)

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:28 PM
Cool...Pretty website...

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:29 PM
meow!

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:30 PM
meow?!

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:31 PM
Doraemon is a cat. So........

100 posts!!!

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:32 PM
*congrats!*

(I am going for 400, so I can change my status :) )

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:33 PM
You know what? I started out at 289 or something today...Amazing...

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:33 PM
Amazing.......

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:34 PM
Yup, see if I can change my status by the end of the day... haha...

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:35 PM
Just amazing

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:35 PM
Hey, I just noticed, we signed up in the same month...haha...

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:36 PM
How amazing...

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:37 PM
yup yup...See if you can catch up ^.^

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:40 PM
Pretty amazing

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:40 PM
Do you have anything else to say other than that, btw, slow down!!

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:41 PM
Very interesting

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 09:42 PM
.............

Yoshi
11-07-2001, 09:44 PM
I win!

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 10:39 PM
No you don't! :p

doubleanti
11-07-2001, 10:48 PM
warning: stop... you must... stop... your only option is to... stop...

/warning...

waves ye olde mod cane... ye hath been warn'ed...

*Michelle*
11-07-2001, 10:49 PM
are you reading too much shakepear or what, double?