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Four people are traveling to different places on different types of transport.
Their names are: Rachel, John, Mr. Jones and Cindy.
They either went on train, car, plane or ship.

* Mr. Jones hates flying
* Cindy has to rent her vehicle
* John gets seasick

 

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You have 10 coins….arrange them in 4 straight lines such that each line contains 4 coins.

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You want to send a secret message to your friend Alex in the mail. But Sam, who you don't trust, has access to all your mail. So you put your message in a box with a lock. But you are not allowed to send a key! How can you get your message through securely?

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- Send the box with the lock to Alex. 


- Alex can't open it, but can put another lock on the box. 


- Alex sends this box with the 2 locks back to you, you unlock your lock and send it back to Alex again.


- So there is just Alex's lock on the box and Alex can now open it.

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There are only two barbers in town. One of them has a nice, neatly trimmed head of hair. The other one's hair is a complete mess.Which of the two barbers should you go to and why?

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The one with messy hair, as they cut the neat barber's hair.

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At a restaurant, how could you choose one out of three desserts with equal probability with the help of a coin? What if the coin is biased and the bias is unknown?

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Our solution:


Toss the coin twice.
Let TH, HT and TT correspond to the three choices.
And if you get HH, just repeat (so it takes 8/3 tosses on average).


BIASED COIN

If the coin was biased, TH and HT would occur with equal probability.
So you could assign THHT, HTTH and THTH to the three choices, with other 4-toss outcomes rejected.
Or you could assign HTT, THT and TTH to the three choices, with other 3-toss outcomes rejected.

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You work at a fruit factory.
There are 3 crates in front of you. One crate contains only apples. One crate contains only oranges. The other crate contains both apples and oranges. And each crate is labeled. One reads "apples", one reads "oranges", and one reads "apples and oranges". But the labeling machine has gone crazy and is now labeling all boxes incorrectly. If you can only take out and look at just one of the pieces of fruit from just one of the crates, how can you label ALL of the crates correctly?

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Our solution:


Take a piece of fruit from the "apples and oranges" crate. If it's an apple then you know that is the "apples" crate since ALL THE CRATES ARE LABELED INCORRECTLY. This means the crate marked "apples" must be "oranges" and the crate marked "oranges" must be "apples and oranges".

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