Monday, June 25, 2012

Mole Trouble

This from my friend Matt's eleven year old son Alex. The little sod solved it in his head. It took me an hour and a half, two pieces of paper and two pens:

You got a garden.

There is a mole.

It has dug five molehills in your lawn, in a line connected by a tunnel.

The mole is under one.


You hit a hole with your hammer.

If the mole is under the hole, it dies.

If it is not, it moves either left or right.

And repeat.



Call the hills 1 2 3 4 and 5.

The mole is under hill 2. You hit 3. It moves to 1. You hit 4. It moves to 2. You hit 1. It moves to 1 ......etc.


Can you kill the mole? How many whacks?

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