How about another cool riddle?
Three opponents, A, B and C, have agreed to a truel with pistols. You are A, and you are a poor shooter: you are only able to hit your target once out of every three tries. B is better, he can hit the target two out of every three tries. C never misses.
In the interest of fairness, you are allowed to shoot first, firing one shot, then B (if still alive) fires one shot, then C (if still alive) fires one shot, and the turns continue until only one remains alive.
Clearly you have made a bad decision agreeing to this contest. Now the question is, where should you fire your first shot in order to maximize your chances for survival?Simon Singh: “Fermats Enigma –
The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem”, Anchor Books USA, 1998.
Hint: Click here to find out what you shouldn’t do.
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