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Topic: 12 billiard ball problem
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Brian Hutchings

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Re: 12 billiard ball problem
Posted: Nov 20, 1997 5:38 PM
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In a previous article, dak@mailhost.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de (David Kastrup) says:

why so simple -- why not have 12 balls that are *approximately*
of the same weaight, but all different?... find the lightest one.

>Why make it so easy? Twelve billiard balls (...); exactly one is
>unchecked, and is either lighter or heavier or equal to the others.

quothing The Raven: nev'mo'better!

(Brian Hutchings, Living Space Programs, Santa Monica College)

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