Five prisoners are going to take beans from a bag with 100 beans. They will do it one prisoner at a time, and only once each. No communication is allowed between them, but they can count the beans left in the bag. All prisoners who end with the largest and the smallest number of beans will die.
Who is most likely to survive?
1. they are all smart people.
2. they will try to survive first and then try to kill more people.
3. they do not need to take out all the 100 beans.
(In reply to Minor detail
Clever remark Peter, I wish I had thought of it
I am still thinking wether it influences the "All drop dead" scenario.
Edited to add :
Still thinking and getting slightly scared.
Edited on November 29, 2005, 4:52 pm
Posted by Hugo
on 2005-11-29 16:44:03