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Solution to one of life’s great puzzles…

 

This post is way off topic, so feel free to skip it. A friend recently posted the picture below, having solved the “tee game” available at Cracker Barrel (and I’m sure other fine establishments). A winning solution to this puzzle is one of the many pieces of useless information I have stuck in my head, so I thought I’d pass it on to you…

Have you ever wondered how to solve the “tee game” at Cracker Barrel? You know the one where you jump from one hole over another tee to an open hole and it allows you to remove the tee you jumped? The objective of the game is to leave just a single tee.

(Source: Brad Montgomery)

Here’s the solution… Numbering the holes from left to right, starting at one of the tips of the triangle and moving down to the base, it would look something like:

        1        
      2   3      
    4   5   6    
  7   8   9   10  
11   12   13   14   15

 

So put a tee in each hole except hole #1 to start the game. Now, follow the move instructions below and you’ll end up with a single tee left and can show your friends and family how smart you are.

  1. Move from #4 to #1, and remove tee in #2
  2. Move from #6 to #4, and remove tee in #5
  3. Move from #1 to #6, and remove tee in #3
  4. Move from #7 to #2, and remove tee in #4
  5. Move from #10 to #3, and remove tee in #6
  6. Move from #13 to 4, and remove tee in #8
  7. Move from #14 to #5, and remove tee in #9
  8. Move from #2 to #7, and remove tee in #4
  9. Move from #3 to #8, and remove tee in #5
  10. Move from #11 to #4, and remove tee in #7
  11. Move from #4 to #13, and remove tee in #8
  12. Move from #12 to #14, and remove tee in #13
  13. Finally, move from #15 to #13, and remove tee in #14

    Congrats! You’ve solved the puzzle and only have one tee remaining Smile

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I'm a guy who found exercise late in life, and loving pushing myself to new limits.

2015 Goals:
Complete my first Half Ironman
Get back to sub-8 min/mile average pace for 5K

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Race PR

5K 2012 MayFest 5K 21:36
4-miler 2012 Cooper Young 4-miler 33:43
5-miler 2012 RRS 2nd 5-miler 38:27
10K 2011 RRS 1st 10K 48:53
Half Marathon 2012 RRS 1st Half Marathon 1:50:36
25K - trail 2014 Swampstomper 25K 3:25:49
Marathon 2012 My Bartlett Marathon 4:25:22
50K - trail 2015 Mississippi Trails 50K 7:01:50
50 miler - trail 2013 Mississippi Trails 50 11:51:33
Olympic Triathlon 2015 Memphis In May Triathlon 3:32:26
Half Ironman Triathlon 2015 Ironman 70.3 Austin, TX 8:17:42

(Ultra)Marathon Results

2015
3/7 Mississippi Trails 50K 7:01:50
1/11 DisneyWorld Marathon/Dopey Challenge 5:13:35
2014
12/6 St. Jude Marathon 4:55:50
9/14 Stanky Creek 50K 7:14:45
2013
10/13 Chicago Marathon 4:44:52
03/02 Mississippi Trails 50 miler 1:51:33
02/09 Mississippi River Marathon 4:48:13
01/20 Swampstomper 50K 7:51:03
2012
12/1 St. Jude Marathon 5:15:20
04/07 My Bartlett Marathon 4:25:22
01/08 Disney World Marathon/Goofy Challenge 5:26:25
2011
12/03 St. Jude Memphis Marathon 4:50:59
04/09 Andrew Jackson Marathon 5:40:11
03/06 Little Rock Marathon 4:57:12