Place the Pigs' Plates
Here are two possible solutions:
Connie Tsang and Emma Rohrlach, of Methodist Ladies College in Claremont, Western Australia, satisfied our hungry mascot by serving up this week's tastiest solution. Minus has developed a taste for fine Aussie cuisine!
Hello Minus! Here's something to fill your stomach - a solution!!!!!!!!!!
The pretty princess daintily hands her plate to her majestic father, the King. The Queen elegantly gives her small plate to Princess Pig. She thanks her very graciously. Now the King, being a good husband, hands his large plate to his lovely wife. He then hands his second plate to his daughter. The Queen gives the large plate to the King and her daughter returns to her the medium plate.
Now they can eat their lovely meal, the only problem is it is now cold. I hope they learned they learned their lesson!!!
Happy eating Minus, hope this was a tasty treat.
Minus' friends in Beaufort, South Carolina sure know how to whip up a nice Southern meal fit for a famished shark. This first one is from Michael Harris, who accomplished the plate switching in 5 easy moves.
I moved the princess' large plate to the king. Then I moved the queen's small plate to the princess. After that I gave the king's large plate to the princess. Next I moved the king's medium plate to the queen, and the last move was the princess' large plate to the king.
Bonnie Martin, Michael's classmate at Robert Smalls Middle School, conjured up this delightful dish.
The king takes the large plate from the princess. Now he has the medium and the large plate. While he has those two plates the queen passes the small plate to the princess. The king then passes the large plate to the princess. The princess now has a small plate and a large one. While the princess has those two plates, the king pass the medium plate to the queen. Then princess passes the large plate to the king.
Lauren Deer, also of Robert Smalls Middle School, joined her classmates in cooking up a storm. Here's her rendition of what happened at the Royal meal.
First the princess passes the large plate to the king. Next the queen passes the small plate to the princess. The king passes the large plate to the queen. Next the king passes the medium plate to the princess. The queen passes the large plate to the king. Lastly the princess passes the medium plate to the queen.Patricia Fields, not to be outdone by her students, submitted her own solution to this week's challenge.
First the Princess gives the large plate to the king. Now the king has the medium and the large plates. The queen still has the small plate and the princess has none. Next the queen gives the small plate to the princess. At this juncture, the king still has both the large and medium plates, the queen has none and the princess has the small plate. Then the king gives the large plate to the queen which is perfectly legal since he is moving the larger of the two plates that he has in his possession. Now every one has a plate, but the King has the medium plate and the queen has the large plate. That will not do because only the princess has her proper plate. So, the plates must keep moving.
Next the queen checks the rules and see that she can give the large plate to the princess which will give the princess the large and small plates and leaves the queen without a plate. That will leave the way clear for the king to get rid of his medium plate. He gives it to the queen and that leaves him without a plate. That situation doesn't last long. The princess gives the large plate to the king. Finally they can eat because the king has the large plate, the queen has the medium plate, and the princess has the small plate.
Merci beaucoup, mes amis!