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Hawks and Doves (Posted on 2004-09-13) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Whenever a hawk meets a dove, the dove is killed. Whenever two hawks meet, they fight to death, and both are killed. And if two doves meet, nothing bad happens.

There are H hawks and D doves, and you are either a hawk or a dove. Assuming that meetings are random, what are your chances of survival?

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If you're a hawk and H is even, then eventually you'll meet another hawk and die so your chances of survival are zero.

If on the other hand H is odd, you have 1/H chance of survival, as hawks die in pairs.


  Posted by Charlie on 2004-09-13 09:15:17
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