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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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re: Inconclusive :-) | Comment 14 of 23 |
(In reply to Inconclusive by Hal9000)

Wow!!! :-)

I suppose that, clearly, DJ having referenced the 'game' of Russian Roulette, is evidence of his desire to promote suicides, homicides, and violence in general.

DJ, what childhood trauma did you go through, that causes you to encourage violent behavior?

(Or should I ask Hal, what childhood trauma (s)he endured that causes such an unwarranted reaction to a HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION, that most people are already familiar with, used to do nothing more than exemplify a probability riddle?)

Cheers!
  Posted by SilverKnight on 2003-11-11 14:45:04

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