(Cracked eggs) --- and other Highlights from Rec.Puzzles ?

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"Can you find the odd one out in :
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 ?"



this (Cracked eggs) is a great problem , whch i heard about only a few weeks ago.

What are some other great Problems you heard in Rec.Puzzles (and elsewhere) ?



Re: Cracked eggs
On Monday, May 5, 1997 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, Eric Farmer wrote:
> This is a "cute" (?) one I remember seeing last year:

> You live in a 36-story apartment building, and have access to a window
> on each floor. You want to determine what is the highest floor from
> which you can drop an egg without it breaking, but you have only two
> eggs to experiment with. Your eggs are identical and well-behaved in
> that if one breaks when dropped from a given floor, ALL will break when
> dropped from ANY floor at least that high. (Also, if one DOESN'T break
> when dropped from a given floor, NONE will break when dropped from ANY
> floor no higher than that.)
> The question is: what is the LEAST number of "drops" needed to GUARANTEE
> knowledge of the highest floor from which you can drop an egg without it
> breaking?
> Eric Farmer
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