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    I posted this for the Einsteins at the Metallica board. It's supposedly adapted from a Microsoft interview question

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    There are no tricks, this is a straight forward problem.

    Here we go...

    Van Halen has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a bridge to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge. You must help them across to the other side. It is night.
    (1) There is one flashlight.
    (2) A maximum of two people can cross at one time.
    (3) Any party who crosses, either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight with them.
    (4) The flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc.
    (5) Each band member walks at different speed.

    A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man's pace:

    >Dave: - 1 minute to cross
    >Mike: - 2 minutes to cross
    >Alex: - 5 minutes to cross
    >Eddie: - 10 minutes to cross

    For example: if Dave and Eddie walk across first, 10 minutes have elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Eddie then returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you have failed the mission.

    There are two different solutions.

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    Donor

    If it's a Metallica show VH is trying to get to, Dave is gonna stop where he is, say "Screw this, why don't we all just head across the street and get a drink" then they all bolt.

    answer: NO ONE crosses the bridge because NO ONE wants to see Metallica THAT bad!

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    Ok, I wanna get these boys to the show. I mean this IS a big deal reunion thing right? We gotta hurry. Dave is a piggy back mo-fo! If he gives all of them piggy back rides, we can cross that sumbitch in 5 minutes flat.

    I suppose Mike could do it too, but it would be 10 minutes. What would the folks at the meet and greet do?? What about the groupies?!?! Eddie has to get those fingers streched out too. I'll go with Dave on this one.

    I think thats two solutions. Its the only way I see possible. Is that cheating? You didnt say anything about them "having" to walk.


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    Donor

    I think this is why Dave left the band in the first place.

    My wife read it and said the solution was to throw Eddie (with his fake hip) out of the band in order to make it across. Needless to say, I hope she enjoys sleeping on the couch tonight.

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    So Jonathan. Did I get it or what?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by seenbad:
    So Jonathan. Did I get it or what?
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    nah Glenn got it

    ok, here's a little hint. Intuition says don't send Dave and Mike across first. Well intution is wrong in this case

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    Look, work harder, peeps....someone over there got the answer
    I saw the answer, I just can't remember
    what it was

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    I've got it!!

    Dave & Mike walk over = 2 min.
    Mike walks back = 2 min.
    Al & Ed walk over = 10 min.
    Dave walks back = 1 min.
    Dave & Mike walk over = 2 min.

    Total = 17 min.

    Woo Hoo! What do I win?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kat:


    Woo Hoo! What do I win?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    What would you like?


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    Ummm....let's see...maybe a brand new VH album...in a month or less??

    Think you can help motivate the fellas?

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    Donor

    Well shit. My solution get them there quicker. No bonus for thinking outside of the box?

    I got one that was asked of me by a CEO one time (I actually got it right but I didnt get the job).

    You have 100 marbles scattered about. There are 50 white ones and 50 black ones. There are 2 containers to put them in. You have to put all of them in the containers (you cant leave any out, put them in your pocket etc..). If I pick a black one from either container when your done putting them in, your hired Both containers can hold up to 100 marbles. What are the best odds you can give yourself that I pick a black one?

    I had 3 minutes to come up with the answer. I was allowed to ask questions if I needed to. Most of them were just questions on how I could cheat. Found out you really cant. Just saving you some time.

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    I've got a better question.

    What the fuck kind of tour are they one where they have to cross a bridge to get to a concert in the first place?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Down In Flames:
    I've got a better question.

    What the fuck kind of tour are they one where they have to cross a bridge to get to a concert in the first place?

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Bridges to Babylon tour

    Wrong band?





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    It's a metaphorical bridge representing the emotional distress they all have to get over before a reunion can happen.

    Sheesh do I have to spell out everything

 

 

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