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.)
(In reply to re(2): Barbarians at the gates !!
Dangit Gamer... are you saying that the same person can be shot multiple times?
If so... that's what I said in the second comment. And Charlie said that you meant that each person can be shot only once.
And in all this time, you didn't bother to clarify the situation. You still haven't.
Can a barbarian shoot another barbarian (as Bryan suggested)?
Can the same villager be shot multiple times? (as I suggested)?
And must all the villagers be dead at the end of the simultaneous shooting, or can some still be alive?
Edited on January 28, 2004, 7:28 pm