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.
If they were smart (very smart) they would not want to base their fate on a game of chance, but rather a game of skill so that the best among them would live, or at least that they would have some say in their fate. Thus, instead of trying to "kill more people" they wouldn't try to kill everyone. If they didn't kill everyone, they would have a chance.
Posted by Gamer
on 2005-12-01 23:18:05