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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(2): A footnote to this problem | Comment 20 of 23 |
(In reply to re: A footnote to this problem by Popstar Dave)

Popstar Dave: "I don't like the idea of people shooting themselves, so here's my version of the problem: Two men are trying to find a gold coin in a container that contains the gold coin and five other coins of the same weight.... There we go, no dead people!"

And then one of the guys pulls out the gold coin. This enrages the other guy, and he pulls a Samurai sword out of his pocket and lops the fellows head off !

Whoops....a dead person !!


  Posted by Dan on 2003-11-13 09:54:00

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