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 Quit While You're Ahead (Posted on 2003-11-10)
Two men are playing Russian roulette using a pistol with six chambers.
A single bullet is used and the chamber is spun after every turn.

What is the probability that the first man will lose?

 See The Solution Submitted by DJ Rating: 3.5556 (9 votes)

 Subject Author Date Puzzle Solution K Sengupta 2008-04-14 16:24:41 Answer K Sengupta 2008-03-20 09:42:59 re(3): A footnote to this problem Hal9000 2003-11-15 10:58:40 re(2): A footnote to this problem Dan 2003-11-13 09:54:00 No Subject Hal9000 2003-11-11 16:17:39 re(4): Inconclusive :-) Hal9000 2003-11-11 16:05:07 re(4): Inconclusive :-) SilverKnight 2003-11-11 15:22:37 re(3): Inconclusive :-) SilverKnight 2003-11-11 15:08:15 re(2): Inconclusive :-) Hal9000 2003-11-11 15:00:03 re: Inconclusive :-) SilverKnight 2003-11-11 14:45:04 Inconclusive Hal9000 2003-11-11 14:36:21 re(3): A footnote to this problem Federico Kereki 2003-11-11 09:32:33 re(3): A footnote to this problem Popstar Dave 2003-11-11 07:11:29 re(2): A footnote to this problem Dan 2003-11-10 20:30:57 re: A footnote to this problem Popstar Dave 2003-11-10 18:50:30 A footnote to this problem Dan 2003-11-10 15:59:16 An easy solution Federico Kereki 2003-11-10 12:46:22 completeness Lee 2003-11-10 11:45:12 re: solution wonshot 2003-11-10 10:32:29 solution Lee 2003-11-10 10:29:36 re: Solution wonshot 2003-11-10 10:28:12 solution wonshot 2003-11-10 10:25:44 Solution Popstar Dave 2003-11-10 07:08:00

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