Out-of-the-box thinking  challenge is not limited to specific domains or industries. It can be applied in various contexts, including business, science, arts, education, and everyday life. By encouraging innovative and creative approaches, out-of-the-box thinking enables individuals to discover unique solutions, challenge the status quo, and drive progress and growth.

Think out of the box

Challenge 2

Out of the box thinking  challenge -Mahesh has 10 bags full of coins. Each bag contains 1000 coins. But one bag is full of forgeries, and he just can’t recall which one. He does know that genuine coins weigh 1 gram, but forgeries weigh 1.1 grams. How can he identify the bag with the forgeries with just one weighing?

महेशकडे नाण्यांनी भरलेल्या 10 बॅगआहेत. प्रत्येक बॅगमध्ये 1000 नाणी आहेत. पण एक बॅग खोट्या नाण्यांनी भरलेली आहे आणि ती कोणती ते आठवत नाही. त्याला माहीत आहे की अस्सल नाण्यांचे वजन 1 ग्रॅम असते, परंतु खोट्या नाण्यांचे वजन 1.1 ग्रॅम असते.फक्त एकदा वजन करून बनावट नाणी असलेली पिशवी महेश कशी ओळखणार?

Why out of box thinking is important?

Out-of-the-box thinking is important because it stimulates innovation, enhances problem-solving capabilities, promotes adaptability, and fosters personal and professional growth. It is a valuable mindset that enables individuals and organizations to thrive in a rapidly evolving world..Out of the box thinking simply means that you’re willing to consider different solutions and methods for reaching your desired outcome.

That is to say: You want to get from point A to point B, but you don’t necessarily need or want to take the tried and true route to get there.If everyone just accepted things the way they are, then there would never be any innovation or improvement in the world. If you view things as unchangeable, then nothing will ever change for the better. By thinking outside the box and questioning the status quo, you’ll constantly be considering how you could improve an experience, product or service. This allows you to keep growing — and can lead to intelligent and forward-thinking decisions in business.

The world can become very small if you’re close-minded. Out of the box thinking can expand your worldview, allowing you to have greater perspective on the events and happenings in your career (and in life). When you’re willing to consider alternative points of view and ways of doing things, you’ll be more open to a variety of different points of view and potential solutions.

A greater perspective can make you more receptive to different ideas, which means that you won’t be limited by a small worldview. When you’re open to limitless possibilities, the possibilities are endless!


Out-of-the-box thinking challenge 

To identify the bag with forgeries using just one weighing, Mahesh can follow these steps:

  1. Number the bags from 1 to 10 for easier reference.
  2. Take one coin from bag 1, two coins from bag 2, three coins from bag 3, and so on, until bag 10, taking a total of 55 coins (1 + 2 + 3 + … + 10 = 55).
  3. Weigh these 55 coins together on a precise weighing scale.

Now, let’s consider the possible outcomes and their implications:

  • Scenario 1: If all the bags contained genuine coins, the total weight should be 55 grams (each genuine coin weighs 1 gram). In this case, the total weight will be 55 grams.
  • Scenario 2: If the bag with forgeries is included in the weighing, the total weight will be higher than 55 grams. The difference in weight represents the number of bag containing forgeries.

For example, if the total weight is 55.5 grams, it means that the bag with forgeries is bag number 5 (since 55.5 – 55 = 0.5 grams, and the difference of 0.5 grams corresponds to the 5th bag).

By following this approach, Mahesh can identify the bag with forgeries with just one weighing.


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