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Hint_Bonus_Problem - Hint: Consider the following steps to...

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Bonus Question (Take Home) You are blind-folded and you are told that 23 coins are placed on a table of which 14 have heads facing up and 9 have tails facing up. Of course you do not know which coins are facing heads and which ones are facing tails but you know the aggregate numbers. How would you divide the coins into two piles such that both piles have equal number of heads? You are allowed to flip any number of coins.
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Unformatted text preview: Hint: Consider the following steps to solve the problem. 1. Divide the coins into two piles A and B: suppose pile A has x coins and pile B has (23-x) coins 2. Now, flip all the coins on pile B and you will have equal number of heads in both piles You now need to figure out the value of x such that when you flip all coins in B you will have equal number of heads in both piles....
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course BUS 1142 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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