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Jim R. writes...


How many gargoyles does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

If k gargoyles can change a light bulb, and if one more simply watches them do it, then k+1 gargoyles will have changed the light bulb.

Therefore, by induction, for all n in the positive integers, n gargoyles can change a light bulb.

Logically speaking, of course. Does this sound familiar?

Greg responds...

Not really. But consider yourself entered into the contest.

Response recorded on February 14, 2002