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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?

See The Solution Submitted by Federico Kereki    
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Answer Comment 22 of 22 |

If N = Total number of hawks and doves apart from the observer

Then, the required chance for survival is:

0, whenever N is odd

(N+1)^-1, whenever N is even

 

Edited on October 19, 2008, 11:58 pm
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-10-19 23:55:42

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