I signed up a few weeks ago for the daily brain teaser at Braingle, and today’s brain teaser is one I’ve heard before, but I couldn’t recall the answer. If you like a little brain workout, try to figure it out.
A worker is to perform work for you for seven straight days. In return for his work, you will pay him 1/7th of a bar of gold per day. The worker requires a daily payment of 1/7th of the bar of gold. What and where are the fewest number of cuts to the bar of gold that will allow you to pay him 1/7th each day?