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Break gold bar in three pieces

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This is a very famous interview puzzle, and has been asked by companies like Adobe, DeShaw, etc. in interviews.


You've got someone working for you for seven days and a gold bar to pay them. The gold bar is segmented into seven connected pieces. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. If you are only allowed to make two breaks in the gold bar, how do you pay your worker?

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