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.
I´m reading the comments and some assumptions are being made.
Though not explicitly stated (but nothing was said about), assume that the 5 prisoners are together in a cell, so each one knows how many prisoners had already taken his "share" of beans.
Posted by pcbouhid
on 2005-11-30 19:52:40