Having escaped Chatty Man Alan Carr’s dastardly game of Russian Roulette (details here if you want to know more) I have now made it to Africa and the diamond fields of Namibia where I have fallen in with some equally unsavoury characters led by none other than hard-man diamond tycoon Dale Winton (he hides his true personality well on In It to Win It!) He has presented me with a challenging but potentially lucrative offer… On the table in front of us are 10 piles of cut diamonds. Each pile contains 1000 stones. They all appear identical but in fact only 1 pile contains genuine stones. The other 9 piles are actually worthless. The only difference is that each genuine stone weighs 8mg, just 1mg more than a fake. The deal is that if I can identify the real diamonds, I get to go free and, even better, keep the diamonds. If I fail I will be forced to work in the WintonCo Inc. diamond mines for a long time. As luck would have it, I happen to have a highly sensitive electronic balance about my person and Dale, being hard, but fair, allows me to use it – once. How can I determine which is the pile of genuine diamonds with only 1 weighing? Key facts
- Ten piles of diamonds.
- Genuine stones weigh 8mg, 1mg more than the fakes.
- Highly sensitive electronic balance.
- Only one weighing
Challenge Identify the genuine stones…..or the mines are waiting The Answer…is here