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.