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Five puzzleFry ship’s pirates have obtained 100 gold coins and have to divide up the loot. The pirates are all extremely intelligent, treacherous and selfish (especially the captain).
The captain always proposes a distribution of the loot. All pirates vote on the proposal, and if half the crew or more go “Aye”, the loot is divided as proposed, as no pirate would be willing to take on the captain without superior force on their side.
If the captain fails to obtain support of at least half his crew (which includes himself), he faces a mutiny, and all pirates will turn against him and make him walk the plank. The pirates start over again with the next senior pirate as captain.
What is the maximum number of coins the captain can keep without risking his life?
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Dr.Willam wants to operate for three different persons who were wounded.
But he had only two surgical gloves.
There is not any blood contact between the three persons.How can Dr.Willam operate for the three people with two pair of surgical gloves?
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A bridge will collapse in 17 minutes.
4 people want to cross it before it will collapse. It is a dark night and there is only one torch between them.
Only two people can cross at a time.
“A” takes a minute to cross.
“B” takes 2 minutes.
“C” takes 5
and “D” takes 10 minutesHow do they all cross before the bridge collapses?
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In a country where everyone wants a boy, each family continues having babies till they have a boy. After some time, what is the proportion of boys to girls in the country? (Assuming probability of having a boy or a girl is the same)
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A devotee goes to three temples, temple1, temple2 and temple3 one after the other.
In front of each temple, there is a small pool. So while going to each temple
he takes some flowers with him and takes holy bath in a pool belongs to that temple.
If he takes a bath in one pool the flowers which he had earlier get doubled.One day the devotee goes to a temple1 with flowers and takes a bath in a pool and the
flowers get doubled. He keeps some flowers for god and move to temple2
along flowers he left with. Again takes a bath in a pool, flowers get doubled and keeps
the same number of flowers which he has kept in temple1. Again the same procedure continues in temple3 where he keeps the flowers which he has kept in temple1 and
temple2 and comes out with empty hands (no flowers left out).1. What are the initial number of flowers the devotee had?
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