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## Hot answers tagged word-problem

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### Ernie and the Pirates of the Caribbean

In order to solve this problem, I used a combination of a flood-fill algorithm and Dijkstra's algorithm. I set up a large grid of cells over the map. Each cell remembers its current distance and its ...
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### Given these numbers, find the secret word

Assuming a mistake in the problem layout, we could get something with some significance: The error would be And with this
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### Reverse hangman #12

I think the answer is: H C P L
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### Ernie and the Superconducting Boxes

First, we need to figure what is the minimum amount of superconductor that we'll lose when making the cut. Optimally, we can cut the large cube net into two smaller cube nets without any waste at all. ...
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### The box with the curious inscriptions

Them's five volumes and three sections alright. Blurb for the Volumes and Sections: Colophon. This puzzle's apparent construction. Missed clues:   (Would the hints have been necessary in the ...
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### Grandma's Simple Puzzle Box

Few easy steps to solve it:
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### Ernie and the Uneconomical Flat-breads

Finally, after 5 months of attempting this on and off, I have a solution that meets all of the requirements! I'll go into a bit more depth below, but here's where the cuts are: These pieces can be ...
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### Ernie and the Chocolate Bomb

Best solution my computer could find: 7---6 /| /| 4---2 | | | | | | 1-|-3 |/ |/ 5---8 Note that the property that all errors are up to sign the same follows ...
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### 100 Prisoners' Names in Boxes - Save them all!

Assumption 1: Assumption 2: Assumption 3: Strategy: Results: Costs: Notes on pre-game: Notes on during game:
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### The Key to the Door

My thought process Drawing on that and adding in quite a bit of guesswork: So my answer is
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### Is there a way in which all the members can be seated?

Here's a solution which explains the logic... First, you might find it useful to draw up a diagram like this, where every block of 16 letters represents a seat at the table (numbered 1 to 8 for ease ...
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### Ernie and the disappointing drill bits

My job title was Tooling Engineer for a number of years, so I suppose it was fate that kept others from answering this question before I got around to seeing it. Or perhaps lack of CAD software. The ...
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### Is my friend insane?

I'm not all the way there, and this might be way off the mark, but here's my interpretation... Eye morning hair Doctor me police Bee ring hmm eye death aw ree Thay kiss Obviously not correct or ...
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### Magic Time-travelling Baktun Wheel

How about: and scores: 177 points Source:
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### Rolling a dice - Expectation Question

How I interpret that condition is that the player has an opportunity to ignore the first result and take a second chance, but they must use the second chance if they do reroll. Possible prize values ...
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### What mysterious whole number am I?

Alright I know I have it now! (or at least am very close) "From my second point of view I copy that amount of first." "I am the dominant side of two but for many I'm the worst." "I'll be tricky to ...
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### 5 Letter Word, Removing letters

A postman, because he/she will be a postman without any letters.
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### Ernie and the Optical Gyroscopes

Although I hate to disagree with Ernie, I think that he's made a mistake. First off, in his diagram the holes shown are around 7.5 mm in diameter, not around 5.2 mm as stated. Doing my own ...
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### 1 rabbit, seeing 6 elephants, each seeing 2 monkeys, each having 1 parrot - how many went to the river?

but there's no definite answer without a few assumptions:

You are:
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### Youre a big drinker right? Can you interpret for the drunk?

Pretty sure I missed most of these, but it was fun to try. burp hare hic sit burp on? ha hic vie loss hic tit? tomb hic any ban hic gone my head! ewer hell hic ping? goo hic die knee hic ding it! ...
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