Ship with coins riddle

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A pirate ship captures a treasure of 1000 golden coins. The treasure has to be split among the five pirates: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in order of rank. The pirates have the following important characteristics:

Infinitely smart.
Bloodthirsty.
Greedy.

Starting with pirate 5, they can make a proposal how to split up the treasure. This proposal can either be accepted or the pirate is thrown overboard. A proposal is accepted if and only if a majority of the pirates agrees on it.

What proposal should pirate 5 make?

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    either 1 or 2  pirate 3 coin and 3rd pirate 1 coin and self 996 coin

    Yodha Expert Answered on 21st November 2018.
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    500 250 125 62.5 31.25

    loke Starter Answered on 21st November 2018.

    wrong I think may be

    on 22nd November 2018.
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    p.1- 333.3333333333333
    p.2- 333.333333333333
    p.3-  333.33333333333
    p.4- 000.0000000000003
    p.5-  000.0000000000033

    loke Starter Answered on 21st November 2018.

    switch 4-5

    on 21st November 2018.

    No offence
    you cannot cut a coin

    on 22nd November 2018.

    332
    332
    332
    3
    1 this is the right answear

    on 22nd November 2018.
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