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Thirty two barbarians (Posted on 2004-01-28) Difficulty: 3 of 5
There is a small town situated by a barbarian colony. The population in this town is very small, but they live well. Upon seeing the villagers in this town so happy, a group of thirty two barbarians sneak up and position themselves around the city. All the barbarians fired at exactly the same time, and every bullet went over 3 villager's heads before it killed another person, including anyone who may have been shot already. If no villager was at the same place at the time (and all villagers were in the town) when the simultaneous shooting occurred, what is the fewest amount of villagers in the town? (Note: "Around" means actually around. A line going around the city would work, but one going out of the city would not.)

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The solutionbroll2017-01-02 23:05:00
I think...logischer Verstand2004-05-02 20:39:07
I think this is the answerhunter2004-03-02 06:48:56
re: About solutions:SilverKnight2004-02-05 19:13:58
About solutions:Gamer2004-02-05 18:54:58
re(4): Possible solution - only 3 villagersSilverKnight2004-02-05 14:46:17
re(3): Possible solution - only 3 villagersBrian Wainscott2004-02-05 14:36:08
Solutionre(2): Possible solution - only 3 villagersSilverKnight2004-02-05 13:23:21
re: Possible solutionBrian Wainscott2004-02-05 12:05:01
SolutionPossible solutionPhil2004-02-04 20:42:13
Guess at solutionbs2004-02-03 01:04:54
illustration wrong... Explained below.Jesse2004-01-31 20:34:34
Assumptions...factsJesse2004-01-31 20:24:17
re(2): What about this?York2004-01-30 10:01:51
Solution2nd tryYork2004-01-30 10:00:03
re(2): What about this?SilverKnight2004-01-29 19:26:50
re: What about this?Brian Wainscott2004-01-29 18:23:48
re(2): Barbarians at the gates !!TomM2004-01-29 17:09:27
What about this?York2004-01-29 13:39:31
re: upper bound, same assumptionsSilverKnight2004-01-29 00:31:00
re: huh?SilverKnight2004-01-28 22:58:24
Questionhuh?Charlie2004-01-28 22:10:44
Some Thoughtsupper boundSilverKnight2004-01-28 19:34:41
re(3): Barbarians at the gates !!SilverKnight2004-01-28 17:54:06
re(2): Barbarians at the gates !!Gamer2004-01-28 17:46:54
SolutionFull Solution (re: Solution)SilverKnight2004-01-28 17:12:11
SolutionSolutionSilverKnight2004-01-28 16:48:43
re: Barbarians at the gates !!Penny2004-01-28 16:42:15
SolutionBarbarians at the gates !!Penny2004-01-28 15:57:56
After a careful reading, the answer is less than 20Bryan2004-01-28 15:25:14
Some Thoughtsa startCharlie2004-01-28 15:02:06
re(2): Upper bound (lower bound?)Charlie2004-01-28 14:51:17
re: Upper bound (lower bound?)SilverKnight2004-01-28 14:49:03
Some ThoughtsUpper bounde.g.2004-01-28 14:45:22
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