# where are the poisened pills?

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1. ### neutralhatterRegular Member

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As a follow up to Sn0rts post: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/591138-wheres-missing-dollar.html

Here is my riddle:
I got this riddle when I first went to work for Microsoft as a developer...

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You have regular "weighing scale"... (not a libra scale)

you receive 3 pots of pills.

In each pot there are 100 pills

each pill weighs 10 grams

1 pot has poisened pills, these pills weigh 9 grams a pill

you can only weigh 1 time...

How do you find the poisened pills ?

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First you said that all the pills ar 10 grams and after that you say that some pills are 9 grams...

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By letting your friend have it first

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the poisened pills are an exception. 1 pot has poisened pills. they weigh 9 grams each

regular pills weigh 10 grams

poisened pills and regular pills look exactly the same.

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You take 10 pills of the first pot, 6 from the second, and 1 from the last, and you weight the 17 pills at the same time:
-If the weight is 160g, then the 10 pills are poisoned.
-If the weight is 164g, then the 6 pills are poisoned.
-If the weight is 169g, then the 1 pill are poisoned.

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So do we not have to determine the poisoned ones after weighing? Like are we allowed to mix? Because else, it seems impossible.

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taste them !

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you are allowed to mix

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Alright. Mixed. Now what? :biggrin1:

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Now eat your junkfood or take the pills by random for dying slowly or fast, respectively.

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Is one pot filled just with poisoned pills or there is a random number of pills?

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One pot filled with just poisoned pills.

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So, where is the riddle? This is so easy that I won't even bother giving the answer....I thought there are just a couple of bad pills

Edit: Just saw a guy gave the answer already, what a stupid "riddle". So, that's what you gotta answer to enter Microsoft...good Lord, Bill Gates went crazy

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That's actually a very good & common riddle SRS.. :/

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All of the pills would be poisoned due to cross contamination

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They make you jump through hoops everywhere, one way or the other...

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