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Quit While You're Ahead (Posted on 2003-11-10) Difficulty: 2 of 5
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)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionPuzzle SolutionK Sengupta2008-04-14 16:24:41
AnswerK Sengupta2008-03-20 09:42:59
re(3): A footnote to this problemHal90002003-11-15 10:58:40
re(2): A footnote to this problemDan2003-11-13 09:54:00
No SubjectHal90002003-11-11 16:17:39
re(4): Inconclusive :-)Hal90002003-11-11 16:05:07
re(4): Inconclusive :-)SilverKnight2003-11-11 15:22:37
re(3): Inconclusive :-)SilverKnight2003-11-11 15:08:15
re(2): Inconclusive :-)Hal90002003-11-11 15:00:03
re: Inconclusive :-)SilverKnight2003-11-11 14:45:04
InconclusiveHal90002003-11-11 14:36:21
Some Thoughtsre(3): A footnote to this problemFederico Kereki2003-11-11 09:32:33
re(3): A footnote to this problemPopstar Dave2003-11-11 07:11:29
re(2): A footnote to this problemDan2003-11-10 20:30:57
Some Thoughtsre: A footnote to this problemPopstar Dave2003-11-10 18:50:30
A footnote to this problemDan2003-11-10 15:59:16
SolutionAn easy solutionFederico Kereki2003-11-10 12:46:22
completenessLee2003-11-10 11:45:12
re: solutionwonshot2003-11-10 10:32:29
solutionLee2003-11-10 10:29:36
re: Solutionwonshot2003-11-10 10:28:12
solutionwonshot2003-11-10 10:25:44
SolutionSolutionPopstar Dave2003-11-10 07:08:00
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