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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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re(4): Possible solution - only 3 villagers | Comment 29 of 34 |
(In reply to re(3): Possible solution - only 3 villagers by Brian Wainscott)

Brian,

I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment, but no... Gamer actually intended that we kill barbarians only and that no villagers get killed.

What I don't understand is why he thinks the number has to be larger than 3, or perhaps 5. (He does, according to the official answer he's submitted.)
  Posted by SilverKnight on 2004-02-05 14:46:17

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