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Aaron N. Tubbs

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Now it’s time for a completely horrible illustration again. You have a special gimp elevator that allows up to nine people, and they must stand in the places indicated:

For brevity’s sake, these spots will be number 1-9 in the same scheme as a telephone. I’d have illustrated that on the diagram, but I was lazy.

In any event, here are three increasingly difficult puzzles.

  1. You enter the elevator at the penultimate level. Your goal is to reach the lobby level, but you notice that there are 8 other people in the elevator, and all are headed to the parking floors. Where should you stand?
  2. You enter the elevator at the basement level. You notice there are four people inside of the elevator already. They are occupying positions 1, 4, 5, and 8. One floor is selected, 5. Your intent is to travel to floor 8. Where should you stand?
  3. You enter the elevator at the basement level. You notice there are five people inside of the elevator already, occupying positions 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8. Your intended target is floor 3, but you notice that floors 1, 2, 5, and 9 are selected. Where should you stand?