Saturday, 25 January 2014

6 AM Quiz: Bridge Crossing

The 6 AM Quiz is a platform to engage those who would like to seek deeper exploration and understanding of selected topics. It is therefore not compulsory.

While you tried to solve the puzzle, what mathematical knowledge and skills did you apply to solve the problem?

1. Justin
Tell us more... how did you solve the it? Describe in words.

1. Score: 30039

1. Gijoo
Tell us more... how did you solve the it? Describe in words.

2. I got 32194

I did it by sending the the faster people first so that the lap will not burn out. I had to move the fastest person back and forth to bring the lamp around so that it will not burn out.

3. 1 and 3 goes across.
3 goes back.
12 and 8 goes across.
1 goes back.
1 and 6 goes across.
1 goes back.
1 and 3 goes across.
Method: Guess and Check

4. My score was 35653:

I did it by sending the fastest people across the bridge first so it will take lesser time to bring the lamp back. This way, the lamp will not burn out and all the people will get across in time.