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Quantum CyberTeaser: March/April 1996


B166

Pinocchios prehistory. Master Ciliegia received an order to make a certain number of stools. “If I make three stools a day, starting from today,” the carpenter thought aloud, “I'll finish on Sunday. If I make five stools a day, I'll be done on Friday.”—“And what day is it today?” asked a curious talking block of wood. Indeed, what day is it?
[A. Shevkin]

Solution


The winners:

  • Matthew Padilla (Lombard, Illinois)
  • Ed Sullivan (Herndon, Virginia)
  • Oleg Shpyrko (Rochester, New York)
  • Helio Waldman (Campinas, Brazil)
  • Matthew Wong (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Richard Forsyth (Moorpark, California)
  • Julia Salzman (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Anne Marcks (Hingham, Massachusetts)
  • Elisa Keefe (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
  • Bruno Remillard (Cap-Rouge, Quebec)

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