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 Machine Machinations (Posted on 2012-07-21)
A copy machine features 7 buttons for making copies, ranging from 10% to 625% in size. The buttons are: 10%, 80%, 100%, 125%, 128%, 512%, 625%.

If the 100% button breaks down, how can you make a 100% copy in a minimum number of steps using:

(i) Each of the buttons 10%, 80% and 625% at least once?

(ii) Each of the buttons 10%, 512% and 625% at least once?

(iii) Each of the buttons 10%, 80%, 512% and 625% at least once?

(iv) Each of the buttons 10%, 80%, 128%, 512% and 625% at least once?

(v) Each of the buttons 10%, 80%, 125%, 128%, 512% and 625% at least once?

Note: In each of the five cases only the specified buttons must be used. Utilization of any button(s) not included in a given case is not permissible.

 No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta No Rating

 Subject Author Date re(3): solution Charlie 2012-07-22 10:45:24 re(2): solution Dej Mar 2012-07-22 06:38:51 re: solution Charlie 2012-07-22 02:34:28 solution Dej Mar 2012-07-22 00:18:11 computer-aided solution Charlie 2012-07-21 16:47:49

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