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Friday, April 24, 2009

Missing Link...

A little quiz for Friday. If it costs a penny to break a link, and two pence to weld it again, what is the least it would cost to join in a single length of chain the five segments shown here?

13 comments:

  1. Darryl :)11:31 am

    12p??

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  2. Bryan5:00 pm

    Most definitely 9p.

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  3. Paula5:27 pm

    It's 12p! It is!

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  4. DavidCW7:41 am

    I go for 9p

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  5. Anonymous3:16 pm

    We need to know if the links are already open or closed first.....

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  6. They are all small lengths of closed three link chain.

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  7. Correct answer? 9p. Break open each one of the pieces of a single three-link chain completely (3p) and rejoin each through two other ends (6p). Well done all those who go it correct.

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