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 A257087 Based on "Cheryl's Birthday" problem. 0

%I #19 Jul 07 2022 19:52:11

%S 515,516,519,617,618,714,716,814,815,817

%N Based on "Cheryl's Birthday" problem.

%C This sequence is based on a logic problem that appeared on a math olympiad test in Singapore and became famous via Internet news. The problem is as follows.

%C Cheryl tells her friends Albert and Bernard that her birthday can be represented by one of the three-digit numbers in this list (where the first digit represents the month and the last two digits represent the day). She then secretly tells Albert the first digit (the month) and she tells Bernard the final two digits (the day). Albert and Bernard then have the following conversation:

%C Albert: "I don't know when Cheryl's birthday is, but I do know that Bernard also does not know."

%C Bernard: "At first I didn't know Cheryl's birthday, but now I do."

%C Albert: "Then I now also know when Cheryl's birthday is."

%C The goal of the puzzle is to determine Cheryl's birthday based on the given information.

%H Kenneth Chang, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/science/a-math-problem-from-singapore-goes-viral-when-is-cheryls-birthday.html">A Math Problem From Singapore Goes Viral: When Is Cheryl's Birthday?</a>, The New York Times, Apr 15 2015.

%H Ed Mazza, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/15/cheryls-birthday-answer_n_7067790.html">Here's the answer to the Cheryl's birthday math problem.</a>, Huffpost, Apr 15 2015.

%e 517 is interpreted as May 17 and 814 is interpreted as August 14.

%K nonn,fini,full

%O 1,1

%A _Tom Edgar_, Apr 16 2015

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