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The Cannibals (Posted on 2004-02-04) Difficulty: 1 of 5
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?

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Solution Gross Guesswork | Comment 9 of 14 |
Ok, assuming every time the collective eat an individual, the collective inrease by that individual whole, ie. when the 5 eat the 6th at the first sitting, each of the 5 will then be equal to 1 1/5 and so on, my dodgey maths skills spew out 404 minutes??
  Posted by Stu on 2004-02-05 04:27:34
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