A whole lot of coins and two puzzles they pose…
I love puzzles, here are a couple of I’ve come across recently. One needs some statistical knowledge to find a solution, the other is all logic. Please post your solutions in the comments, and your favourite puzzles too!
- Bonus points if you solve this one in your head… It helps to know some statistics! I’m going to toss a coin 100 times, and every time I toss more than 60 heads I’ll pay you £1.
Intuitively, how much are you willing to pay to play my game?
After calculating, how much are you willing to pay to play my game?
- And now a logical puzzle: You are blindfolded. On the table in front of you are a number of ordinary coins. You are told that exactly 26 coins show heads. Your challenge (while blindfolded): Divide the coins into two sets so that the same number of coins in each set show heads. There is no way for you to tell, by sight or touch, which coins are showing heads or tails.