|The Gold Disks of Brahma
The Gold Disks of Brahma puzzle is sometimes called the Tower of Hanoi.
The ancient Hindus, it is said, have predicted when the world will end!
Their theory is that the world will end when priests complete a task set for them thousands of years ago.
The task was to transfer 64 gold disks, piled on a golden post, so that a smaller disk is always on top of a larger one, from the first post to the third. The second post can be used but a disk must never be placed on top of a smaller one.
Should the world worry?
Draw up a table:
Look for a pattern, sequence or a formula. (Hint: it might involve powers of 2)