Thursday, June 24, 2010
Basically , this game involves a set number of poles and a set number of different size, rectangular shapes in which, in a certain amount of moves, one must move the blocks from the first pole to the last one. The catch is you can only move one block at a time and you can not place a larger block on top of a smaller one. I participated in, I believe, the minimum which was three poles, three blocks, in seven moves. It took me about two or three tries to figure the puzzle out but, to explain how I did it would be even more difficult than the puzzle itself. First, I assessed the game. Than, I began like my trial and error run, as a result, I lost but, came really close to the expected number of moves. Than, I simply just thought outside the box a little as i ran scenarios through my mind until I was convinced that my prediction would produce the least amount of moves. Discovering, my hypothesis was correct. The game may look simple but, I think it's much more complex if your mind is not sharp.
Mathematics is a Language we all may speak but, few really comprehend. You ever used to be in math class wondering when your ever going to need this kind of information, just to come out and apply it to a situation unknowingly? I think that's all of us. lol