I need moral guidance.
A friend of mine gave me a small maths puzzle, telling me it was "kind of tricky, took me about half a day"
That was 2 days ago, I have 1 more day until i see him again and I havent solved it yet. Obviously i will keep trying but i am not very smart and i dont hold out much hope of figuring it out.
1) be honest and tell him I couldnt do it and have him think less of me
2) Google the answer
3) Try and get a hint from some other friend
4) skip out on some of my studying to really devote a lot of time to it and hopefully crack it eventually
What do you think?
Be honest, show him what work you have, have him guide you through the rest of the process. He likely wasn't doing this to trick you...probably just wanted to share his passion with a kindred spirit.
Google the answer. Internalize it. Improve on it and "come up on the answer on your own."
Then tell him you did it and ask for a job.
Seriously just fucking use google but really understand and internalize the results.
What have you tried? There actually only a few techniques used to solve problems. I suggest looking up Polya's How To Solve It and try to use the methods described there. If you still can't solve it, ask for more time. There is no shame in taking your time and solving it.
its one of those "find the fake coin in a number of other coins through a certain number of weighings", except that you dont know whether the fake is heavier or lighter. I can get it down to the required nunber of weighings in every case but one, and im stumped.
like i said, its trivial, but i am not a smart person so i cant do it.