I was given this in a stats class, and i developed some complex formula for it, but im sure theres probably a much more simple way to do it.
Question is asking you to determine the maximum number of drops you would need to make to work out from what floor eggs can be dropped without breaking. It sees how you break down a question and determines your logical approach to tackling a question.
Basically what you would need to do is move up the building in decreasing steps of 1 each time till you get to the top. This is because as soon as you break the first egg you need to start moving up one at a time from the lower interval.
The maximum number of drops you would need to work out what floor you can drop the eggs from is 14. You would drop the first egg from the 14th floor and if it doesnt break from the 27th, 39, 50, 60, 69, 77, 84, 90, 95, 99, 100 until it breaks at which point you would start at the previous level plus 1 then moving up each singular floor until the second egg breaks or unless it doesn’t at the 100th floor.
So the minimum number of drops in this process would be 2 at 14th and 1st if both break and maximum would be 14
When the second egg breaks you know the highest level is that level -1.