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The odds stay unchanged (Posted on 2004-06-17) Difficulty: 4 of 5
On a certain island each of the inhabitants is a member of one of the two existing clubs.

The membership distribution is such that when two random people meet, the probability of those two belonging to the same club is equal to the probability of them belonging to distinct clubs.

When 100 newcomers arrive on the island and each enrolls in one of the two clubs, the distribution still retains this feature. How many people belong to either club?

See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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re: Non-trivial answer by brute force | Comment 13 of 21 |
(In reply to Non-trivial answer by brute force by Leming)

Agree.   I wuz wrong. Simple math in verification was wrong.
  Posted by Dan Blume on 2004-06-17 16:28:30

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