(Psychological Paradoxes & Puzzles — 1)
The Paradox of Making the Strongest Possible Chain
The Question: If you were to try to make the strongest possible chain, what would be the best way to approach the problem?
One wrong approach would be to try to remove the weakest links. Here is a proof of this point:
To approach the problem this way creates a paradoxical situation. To set up this paradox we need one definition and five assumptions: