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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?

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Some Thoughts re(3): A footnote to this problem | Comment 12 of 23 |
(In reply to re(2): A footnote to this problem by Dan)

Blanks aren't a trivial matter either; actor Jon-Erik Hexum died because of an accident with a gun loaded with blanks.

If I have to go for a PC problem, I'd keep with the "gold coin in box" variation.
  Posted by Federico Kereki on 2003-11-11 09:32:33

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