measure take out 2^n coins from each pile, where n is the pile (i.e. 1 from first pile, 2 from second, 4 from third, etc.) If I'm not mistaken, that should lead to unique numbers. (A bit of handwaving to ward off proof-seekers) [ May 21, 2004: Message edited by: Joseph George ]
I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
Joined: Apr 04, 2004
so what's the ruling, Stan?
Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Oh, sorry, I thought that one was too easy since first answer was good. Can't fool computer geeks with powers of 2
We had an office in NYC with push button combo locks on the bathroom doors. The men's room combo was 1-2-4-8 and I always thought some geek set that up. Easy to remember tho.