In article <> of rec.puzzles, Nathan Neulinger <> wrote:

Heres the situation:

You laid a transoceanic cable. You then realized the inidividual wires in the cable were not color coded, they were all a dull drab grey. What's worse, thanks to the fact that yo haven't been able to use the cable yet, you're on a really limited budget.

In this situation, the particular cable has 10 conductors. (Rediculous of course, but it makes the problem a little easier to work out)

You budget will allow: 2 one way plane tickets 1 multimeter an unlimited number of wire nuts an unlimited number of stick on labels

The question is this, can you use the cable. If you can use it, you will end up with the individual wires in the cable labelled correctly on both ends from 1 to 10.

-- Nathan

Nathan Neulinger                  Univ. of Missouri - Rolla
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