tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4115025577315673827.post4195798188103293718..comments2020-05-25T13:34:36.365+05:30Comments on CSE Blog - quant, math, computer science puzzles: Real Expensive PillsPratik Poddarhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11577606981573330954noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4115025577315673827.post-58930004078846960112010-03-05T19:59:17.204+05:302010-03-05T19:59:17.204+05:30If you follow the powdering approach, you will die...If you follow the powdering approach, you will die with probability 1 :)<br />That is because to not die, the mixture should have exactly equal proportions of A and B which is a possible but extremely improbable event(prob. = 0).<br />The deterministic solution is -<br />Take another A out. Now you have 2 As and 2 Bs. Cut each in half and keep the left halves and right halves separate. Eat the collection of left halves today and right halves tomorrow.<br /><br />Now since I have brought extreme probabilities into picture, I should emphasize that please use an infinite precision scale to chop the tablets in perfect halves otherwise you are still probably dead :)Earthlinghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07133281473683565210noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4115025577315673827.post-76947731771591286512010-03-04T22:32:54.408+05:302010-03-04T22:32:54.408+05:30@Pandey.. Nice solution..Thanx..@Pandey.. Nice solution..Thanx..Pratik Poddarhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11577606981573330954noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4115025577315673827.post-55786552388319357472010-03-04T22:09:41.480+05:302010-03-04T22:09:41.480+05:30you were very foolish to tap out 2 tablets at once...you were very foolish to tap out 2 tablets at once<br /><br />however do this now<br />take another pill A out......and take care not to take out 2 pills<br /><br />now u have 2 pills A and 2 B pills<br /><br />next aim divide 2 a and 2 b into one a and one b<br /><br />powder all the 4 tablets mix them well and have half today half tomorrow<br /><br />warning - if u can not mix well, then cut all 4 in half<br />have one half today...another tomorrowGold and Ironhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06432880847456391263noreply@blogger.com