How can two doctors operate two patients with only two pairs of latex gloves?!
Alice and Bob are a bit sick, and they need to undergo surgery. Both of them need something done to their stomach and their heart.
Unfortunately, the hospital is severely underfunded and only has two pairs of latex gloves at their disposal.
How can Charles and Diana (respectively the stomach and heart surgeons) operate, knowing that
Sadly, washing the gloves is out of the question, because the hospital has no means of properly sanitising the gloves!
Give it some thought!
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The solution for this is as follows:
Let the gloves be numbered 1 and 2.
At this point, gloves 1 touched Charles' skin and Bob's blood, while gloves 2 only touched Alice's blood but no one's skin.
There you have it! This is the way to go. Not very hygienic, but works from the logic point of view, doesn't it?
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