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The King and the Learned Man Puzzle
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The King and Wise Man Puzzle

A king asks a learned man to visit his palace.

The man says "I will come some day next month, but I will not tell you on which day.
Further, you must give me gold in grams equal to the date on which I come."
In preparation for the visit, the king demands that his jeweler make gold rings of 1 to 31 grams.
The jeweler was smart and makes only 5 rings. What was the weights of those rings?

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The jeweler made 5 rings of weight 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 grams.

With the combination of these 5 rings, the King can give grams equal to the date on which the wise man comes.

If wise man visits on 5th day, the king can give him ring with 1 & 4 grams.
If wise man visits on 15th day, the king can give him ring with 1, 2, 4, 8 grams.
If wise man visits on 30th day, the king can give him ring with 2, 4, 8, 16 grams.

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-04-26

1, 2, 4, 8, 16 grams

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-14

021,2,4,8,162^0=1 2^1=2 2^2=4 2^3=8 2^4=16

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-14

021,2,4,8,162^0=1 2^1=2 2^2=4 2^3=8 2^4=16

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-08

1 2 4 8 16

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-02

1,2,4,8,162^0=1 2^1=2 2^2=4 2^3=8 2^4=16

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-02

1,2,4,8,16

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-02

1,2,4,8,16

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-01

How to get the ans any formula

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-01

54321

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-01

16,8,4,3,

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