Please help me identify these 100 light bulbs by turning ON and OFF their switches.
I have a very peculiar room in my house. It's a simple room that doesn't have much decoration. However, I do have 100 light bulbs hanging from the ceiling because I thought it would look cool. When I installed the 100 light bulbs I wanted maximum freedom, so I also installed 100 independent switches:
Of course I was completely silly, so I installed the switches in a room that is far from the room with the light bulbs and I completely forgot which light switch controls which light bulb. How can I identify which switch controls which light bulb in the least amount of trips possible?
For example, I could flip ON a switch and then go verify which light bulb turned ON, and I could do this for the 100 light bulbs... But that would take me 100 trips.
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