God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

Expand Your Mind

Yep, promised it would be back...just had to get my hand back to the ability to type with some speed. Ready?
Farah Felline was out of town on business and needed a room for the week. When she went to pay the clerk, she realized her credit card was missing. Her bank said it would be one week before they could deliver a new card. Farah turned to the desk clerk and said, "I have a solid gold chain with seven links. Each link is worth well over $100. I'll give you the chain as collateral until my card is replaced. Just to be on the safe side, I'll give you one link each day for seven days." Farah realized that she could trade links back and forth and avoid a lot of unnecessary cuts to the chain. What is the fewest number of cuts she would have to make and how would she trade the links back and forth?
If you want a longer, different kind of puzzle, I recommend bopping over to Etienne Forsström's Image Puzzle. 'Tis a bit of a bitch, and you'll want some sort of image manipulator (PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, etc.) for help with some of it. I finished it last night...yeesh!

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