In the year 3141, seven astronauts are forced to land their spaceship on a mysterious planet. To their surprise they find an abundance of fruit resembling the Earthís apple. They decide to call it the kuja fruit. On their first day, they collect as many kujas as they can find and place them into a single pile. As the planetís sun begins to set over the horizon, the astronauts decide that they will wait until the
next day to divide the kujas among themselves.
That night while the others slept, each astronaut took a turn watching for the alien creatures that they had seen earlier that day. The first watcher decided to divide the kujas into seven equal piles. When he did this, he found that he had one kuja left over which he gave to one of the alien creatures. He decided to take one of the piles and hide it for himself and then combined the remaining six piles back into one
big pile for the next astronaut to watch over.
It turns out that throughout the night, each of the seven astronauts did the exact same thing. They took the single pile, divided it equally into seven piles and had one kuja left over which they gave to an alien creature. They took and hid a pile for themselves
and combined the remaining six piles back
into a single pile.
What is the smallest number of kujas that could have been in the original pile?
This is unsolvable puzzle for my group. We tried to figure out the solution for serveral months, but can't find any good. This is quite a big difficult than last puzzle that i posted.
Challenge increases talents
talents bases on intelligent
intelligent needs pateint
Do puzzlers have pateint ?
This is a classic puzzle with monkeys and coconuts.
Originally Posted by samsum