The Cannibals of an Island have the habit of eating each other.
One evening, the cannibals threw a dinner party. Six cannibals turned up and they decided to eat each other in turn. So someone was selected for everyone to eat (except the victim!), and when he had been eaten, someone else was selected, and so on.
If it took one cannibal two hours on his own to devour one person, how long was it before just one consumer remained?
(In reply to Solution (...what am I overlooking this time?)
may be you overlook that the portions get bigger..
the problem is ambiguosly phrased
Edited on February 4, 2004, 9:49 am