tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post3011621848185827373..comments2019-04-20T15:33:02.879+05:30Comments on Critical Thinking Puzzles: Poisoned Wine PuzzleUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-86130999875053423852015-03-10T07:15:29.015+05:302015-03-10T07:15:29.015+05:30Impossible they'll all get drunkImpossible they'll all get drunk Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-85799798042437378242015-03-07T21:43:15.168+05:302015-03-07T21:43:15.168+05:30In the first round, 32 barrels will be untouched. ...In the first round, 32 barrels will be untouched. <br />Only one drinks from 16 distinct barrels. Hence 16x5=80 barrels are tasted by 1. <br />Two distinct slaves drink 8 barrels, hence another 8x10=80 barrels are tasted by 2. <br />Three drink 4 barrels, and hence 40 are tasted by 3. <br />Four drink 2, and hence 2x5=10 are tasted by 4. <br />All five drink 1.<br />The maximum number 243 barrels with one poisoned barrel could be covered with this method.<br />If everyone dies, then the only barrel everyone drank from is poisoned.<br />If four die, then in the second round the survived one drinks one of the two the four drank. And the answer will follow.<br />If 3 die, then in the second round, among the four barrels 3 drank, one barrel is not touched, two survived drink taste one distinct barrel, each one survived one drink from 1 distinct barrel. And the answer follows. <br />For the rest a similar but a bit more complicated arguments applies.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com