Mankind has had its first encounter with an Alien species. As mankind's ambassador, you have been beamed aboard the ship, into a blank room, facing one of the alien species. You have been tasked to find out the alien's agendas.
From prior contacts, you have come to know that the aliens completely understand all of our language, but only respond with a grunt, a snort, or a screech.  The best minds on the planet have figured out that one means yes, one means no, and one means maybe. [/edit] These aliens are not the patient type however, and after n questions, it will beam you back down to earth. You have whatever you have in your pockets right now and your words to communicate.
For this exercise, take n as 5, 10, and 20. Is it possible to find out the alien's intentions for each?
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on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:03 pm UTC, edited 5 times in total.
I edit an unreasonable amount of times.