tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post8508232209027651343..comments2019-04-20T15:33:02.879+05:30Comments on Critical Thinking Puzzles: 100 Coins PuzzleUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-36509356209523195922015-12-03T22:26:43.328+05:302015-12-03T22:26:43.328+05:30I think larry's got it...without any word smit...I think larry's got it...without any word smithing.Jerry Critterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01870618647449723147noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-65264697365640520582015-12-01T20:18:26.884+05:302015-12-01T20:18:26.884+05:30If you are picky with the wording of the problem, ...If you are picky with the wording of the problem, which is sometimes the way to get a solution, it only asks that there are an equal number of heads in each pile, not an equal number of "heads up" in each pile...so 50 each in two piles will result in 50 heads in each pile, some will be up and some will be down...<br /><br />Not sure if this was the intention of the problem, but following the exact wording, this is a solution.kpmnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-33835994180132015162015-11-27T22:21:42.465+05:302015-11-27T22:21:42.465+05:30Split into one pile of 10 and another of 90. Flip...Split into one pile of 10 and another of 90. Flip every coin in the smaller pile over. If the original pile of ten had 0 heads, then it now has 10. This matches the pile of 90. And so on for all the other cases of heads from 1 to 10.<br />larry atkinsonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07553905750981286196noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-66284653775986960202015-11-27T22:20:39.854+05:302015-11-27T22:20:39.854+05:30Split into one pile of 10 and another of 90. Flip...Split into one pile of 10 and another of 90. Flip every coin in the smaller pile over. If the original pile of ten had 0 heads, then it now has 10. This matches the pile of 90. And so on for all the other cases of heads from 1 to 10.<br />Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07553905750981286196noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-35218136363896714052015-11-27T06:13:24.856+05:302015-11-27T06:13:24.856+05:30make two piles of 50 coins each. There are 50 hea...make two piles of 50 coins each. There are 50 heads in each, some pointing up and some pointing down to the table<br />David and Anne lymnhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00557146308529777168noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3802979373213475425.post-90570142326292500692015-11-26T21:14:22.840+05:302015-11-26T21:14:22.840+05:30Split the coins in half. They all have heads.Split the coins in half. They all have heads.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com