For this week we got a couple of tasks, which were divided into 3 questions.
Below, you can find the first question. The other two will come in other posts.
Practical assignment (puzzles and fun)
Think about the following four riddles and give your answer to each. The purpose is that you should have fun in figuring these out. Why not get a group of friends together and see if you can come up with some creative solutions?
▪ A man is replacing a wheel on his car, when he accidentally drops the four nuts used to hold the wheel on the car. They fall into a deep drain, irretrievably lost. A passing girl offers him a solution that enables him to drive home. What is it?
The girl suggests to take out one nut from each of the other three wheels.
▪ Two Russians walk down a street in Moscow. One Russian is the father of the other Russian’s son. How are they related?
They have a child together.
▪ What occurs once in June, once in July and twice in August?
A letter “u”.
▪ Six drinking glasses stand in a row, with the first three full of water and the next three empty. By handling and moving only one glass at a time, how can you arrange the six glasses so that no full glass stands next to another full glass, and no empty glass stands next to another empty glass? What is the minimum number of moves to solve this puzzle?
The minimum number of moves is two: