Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 496
  • Last Modified:

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

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?
0
dshrenik
Asked:
dshrenik
1 Solution
 
TommySzalapskiCommented:
For the first break. Break it into a 3 chunk piece and a 4 chunk piece. Then break the 3 chunk into 2 and 1.

On day 1 give the 1 piece.
On day two trade the 2 for the 1.
On day three give the 1 again.
On day four trade the 4 for the 1 and 2.
Etc etc
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now