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Here's the Question for DAY 3 of Master mind of the day-- Q1.) You are the President of United States of America and about to have an Independence Day celebration tomorrow. It is a very important event and 1000 bottles of champagne will be opened at the celebration.
One of the champagne bottles is poisoned. The poison is unique and shows no symptoms until death which happens anytime between ten to twenty-four hours after drinking even the minimal amount of poison.
You have about thousand prisoners in your jails and just 24 hours to find out which champagne bottle is poisoned. Some prisoners are about to be executed, and the celebration will be ruined if anyone else is killed.
What would be the minimum number of prisoners, who will have to drink from the champagne bottles, for you to find out with absolute certainty the poisoned bottle within 24 hours??
Q2.) Between two electricity departments about 10 km apart, a 120-wire power cable is laid underneath. After the laying of cable it is found to be of the wrong type, moreover the individual wires are not labeled. So there is no visible way to find out the difference between different wires and make connections at either ends.
You need to find out and label the wires without ripping them out completely. Also you have no transportation and you are carrying only a battery and light bulb to test the continuity of wires. You also have a tape and pen to label the wires.
What is the shortest distance (in KM) you will need to walk in order to identify and label the wires correctly?
Fastest Correct Answer will win FREE Mobile Recharge worth Rs.100!!!
Entries will be accepted till 7PM, 30th Nov. 2011!