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If you or I had received a note signed by the 3 Blind Mice, we’d likely know right where to go to ask questions like, “Why are you being so cryptic,” or, “Hey mice that can write, didn’t I see you in that Flower for Algernon movie?”
The three bears had different questions in mind, however.
Poppa bear snarled, “But which three blind mice wrote it?”
Momma bear scoffed, “Didn’t their mother teach them to sign their names?”
Baby bear said nothing, but got out his slide rule and started calculating.
The max number of mice to catch is 6. The time to catch 6 mice is 3 days.
3 bears can catch 4.5 mice (rounded down to 4) in 1.5 days. In 3 days, the total is 9 mice. In 6 days, the total is 18 mice. Based on the 1:6 chance, since there are 3 mice, the odds are 3:18 for a maximum of 18 mice in 6 days to catch the three blind mice.
6, 6 days
they must catch 6 mice and it will take them 6 days
They have to catch 6 mice to be guaranteed that 1 authored the note, and it should take 3 bears 3 days to catch 6 mice.
18 mice total
They must catch 6 mice and it would take them 6 days.
5 mice in 2.5 days
If 1.5 bears can catch 1.5 mice is 1.5 days:
THEN, 3 bears can catch 3 mice every 1.5 days:
SO, 3 bears can catch 6 mice within 3 days.
With a 1 in 6 chance, one of those mice will be one of the authors. If you go on the theory that he’ll “rat out” the other two, that is the minimum.
However, if he won’t squeak, it could take 3 bears up to 9 Days to catch 18 Mice, 3 of which will be your Blind Bandits.
6 mice in 2 days (by the 3 bears)
6 mice (fair chance of 1 of them having written the note) in 6 days.
Hi, I need to correct my comment. I typed 2 days when I meant to write 3. It should be 6 mice, 3 days.
6 mice, in 6 days
The maximum number of mice the 3 bears will have to catch to get all three mice is 18 and it will take them 9 days.
6 mice, 18 days?
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