Gold Chain Puzzle

By | April 27, 2014

Gold Chain interview puzzle

This is a good puzzle .It’s a classic puzzle there’s very less probability that you will encounter this puzzle in a technical interview.But there’s a probability that you can encounter some variant of this puzzle in your interview that’s why this puzzle is here.

Problem :A man has a gold chain with 7 links. he needs the service of a laborer for 7 days at a fee of one gold link per day.However, each day of work needs to be paid for separately. in other words, the worker must be paid each day after working and if the laborer is ever overpaid he will quit with the extra money. Also he will never allow himself to be owed a link.
Here’s what you have to find:
Question : What is the fewest number of cuts to the chain to facilitate this arrangement and how he will be paid?

Here’s the solution if you were not able to solve it.

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