tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post7204600023280526243..comments2020-04-11T16:47:49.714-07:00Comments on code slate: survivor answersJim Martinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00315920441398918690noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-83651815037239786922019-03-04T20:52:47.516-08:002019-03-04T20:52:47.516-08:00Over 10 years later I still haven't figured th...Over 10 years later I still haven't figured this out, I'm convinced it can't be done. I suspect the assistant professor said to light the fuse on both ends and in the middle, however this wouldn't work since the fuse burns unevenly. Note that Foo said he was given an answer, not necessarily a correct answer.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-4883301820024079972014-08-14T23:16:43.598-07:002014-08-14T23:16:43.598-07:00Lee said...
foo said...
now, a couple of years ago...<i> Lee said...<br />foo said...<br />now, a couple of years ago, an assistant professor in mathematical analysis after 10 min think gave me an answer for the 15 second version, using only one fuse. :)<br /><br />Hi ;) - Please share this solution..</i><br /><br />You cut the 1 min fuse in half, leaving you with 2 fuses of unknown burning times, but whose total burning time must be 1 min.<br /><Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-85188101733675136152012-12-27T05:01:46.854-08:002012-12-27T05:01:46.854-08:00Radians aren't a measure of distance.Radians aren't a measure of distance.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-6582160661731458412012-02-25T04:20:51.748-08:002012-02-25T04:20:51.748-08:00@anonymous You're correct! Degrees are'nt ...@anonymous You're correct! Degrees are'nt a measure of distance ("How <i>far</i> apart are the hands"), but radians are. (<a href="betterexplained.com/articles/intuitive-guide-to-angles-degrees-and-radians/" rel="nofollow">Read the BetterExplained Article here.</a>)<br /><br />So 7.5° is a full circle by 48 (360°/15°). Now a full circle is equal to 2π (The circumference of Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16247322801722613114noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-9913870060051719622012-02-25T04:19:56.240-08:002012-02-25T04:19:56.240-08:00@anonymous You're correct! Degrees are'nt ...@anonymous You're correct! Degrees are'nt a measure of distance ("How <i>far</i> apart are the hands"), but radians are. (<a href="http://www.betterexplained.com/articles/intuitive-guide-to-angles-degrees-and-radians/" rel="nofollow">Read the BetterExplained Article here.</a>)<br /><br />So 7.5° is a full circle by 48 (360°/15°). Now a full circle is equal to 2π (The Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16247322801722613114noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-51113084280535314172011-10-30T15:31:21.106-07:002011-10-30T15:31:21.106-07:007.5 degree is no measure of distance.7.5 degree is no measure of distance.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-70018102630292193712010-02-23T01:18:20.414-08:002010-02-23T01:18:20.414-08:00Just a quick note.
Problem 2 is only valid if we ...Just a quick note.<br /><br />Problem 2 is only valid if we know the light bulb is off at the beginning of the test.Emmanuelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14528928766649568543noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-41095100283247282212009-04-16T18:27:00.000-07:002009-04-16T18:27:00.000-07:00So turn one switch on for a minute then turn it of...So turn one switch on for a minute then turn it off. Turn another switch on and leave it on. Go check the bulb. If its on its the second switch, if its off and hot its the first and if its off and cold its the third. Though LEDs might put paid to this.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-10236855578415793902008-12-25T22:37:00.000-08:002008-12-25T22:37:00.000-08:00Answer 6: Assuming we are talking about the hour a...Answer 6: Assuming we are talking about the hour and minute hand.<BR/><BR/>7.5 degrees<BR/><BR/>Explanation: minute hand is at the 15 minute mark. Hour hand is 1 quarter of the way between 3 and 4. So the question breaks-down to how many degrees is 1 quarter of the distance between a single hour. There are 360 degrees on the clock. Divide 360 degrees by 12 hours, which gives you 20 degrees Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-46769961161729401872008-09-18T03:53:00.000-07:002008-09-18T03:53:00.000-07:00foo said...now, a couple of years ago, an assistan...<EM><B>foo said...</B><BR>now, a couple of years ago, an assistant professor in mathematical analysis after 10 min think gave me an answer for the 15 second version, using only one fuse. :)</EM><BR/><BR/>Hi ;) - Please share this solution..Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6157718941667184695.post-80511918232898700262008-08-20T12:06:00.000-07:002008-08-20T12:06:00.000-07:00i know n.4 with 15 seconds, which is generally the...i know n.4 with 15 seconds, which is generally the same problem.<BR/><BR/>now, a couple of years ago, an assistant professor in mathematical analysis after 10 min think gave me an answer for the 15 second version, using only one fuse. :)Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com