‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ exclusive: Captain Holt solves the brain-teaser

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03.12.15 61 Comments


The latest episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” featured a subplot where Captain Holt gave his underlings the following brain-teaser:

There are twelve men on an island.

Eleven weigh exactly the same amount, but

one of them is slightly lighter or

heavier. You must figure out which.

The island has no scales, but

there is a see-saw — the exciting catch:

you can only use it three times.

The “Brooklyn” detectives couldn't solve the problem, but many of you quickly went to work to figure it out. Now for confirmation, here's an exclusive clip of Andre Braugher as Captain Holt explaining the exciting manner of solving it. Enjoy.

A new episode of “Brooklyn” airs Sunday night at 8:30 Eastern on FOX.

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Alan Sepinwall has been writing about television since the mid-'90s. He's the author of "The Revolution Was Televised," about the rise of TV's new golden age, and co-author of "TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time."

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