Phase 2 Answers!
Here's are the answers from the second set of puzzles. These are the
ones that started with the letter from "H." that I found at my
housewarming party on July 1st.
I'm going to hide the answers so as not to spoil the fun for people who want to try to
solve the puzzles on their own. To see an answer, click your mouse
above one of the pink boxes and then drag down until you can read the highlighted text.
Question 1 - What's the new webpage?
Question 2 - What's the answer to the "Memento" riddle?
Question 3 - What's the answer to the "role-model" question?
Question 4 - The coin game.
Apparently you can figure out the winning strategy for this game by looking at the
simple positions and then building to the more complicated ones.
If there are 0 or 1 coins on the table, then we can't make a move and so we lose.
If there are 2, 3, 4, or 5 coins on the table then we can make a move that will leave
0 or 1 coins on the table, and so we can win.
If there are 6 or 7 coins on the table, then any move we make will leave either 2, 3,
4, or 5 coins on the table. So in that case, we'll lose, unless the other player makes
Someone told me that you're guaranteed to win if you can make a move that will leave
either 6x or 6x+1 coins on the table. I don't get it, though. I mean, 6x isn't even a
number. I hope this makes sense to you guys!
Question 5 - The impossible coin game.
Proof that it's impossible:
Well, if it's impossible, then how come there are more spoiler boxes down here?
Apparently 24 is one of those 6x numbers, so there's no way to win unless your opponent
makes a mistake. H. seems to understand the strategy and never makes mistakes.
H. never makes mistakes, but there might be a way to win by cheating. Of course
superheroes don't usually cheat, but maybe these are exceptional circumstances?