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Killville - The ultimate Survivor game


Best Answer jim, 06 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

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#1 bonanova

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:51 AM

Subtle variation on the original problem.

You are transferred to Killville, by your employer, for a one-year temporary assignment.
Its population comprises 10 Killers and 10 Pacifists.
A Killer immediately guns down any other person he meets.
A pacifist never harms a soul.

When you arrive at Killville, you are required to register, either as a Killer or as a Pacifist.
If you register as a Killer, you are issued a gun and required to act as a Killer.
If you register as a Pacifist, you are given the town's best wishes for good luck and advised to careful.

You desire to live long and prosper. Which way do you register?

Assume all encounters are 1-on-1 and random.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

Subtle variation on the original problem.

You are transferred to Killville, by your employer, for a one-year temporary assignment.
Its population comprises 10 Killers and 10 Pacifists.
A Killer immediately guns down any other person he meets.
A pacifist never harms a soul.

When you arrive at Killville, you are required to register, either as a Killer or as a Pacifist.
If you register as a Killer, you are issued a gun and required to act as a Killer.
If you register as a Pacifist, you are given the town's best wishes for good luck and advised to careful.

You desire to live long and prosper. Which way do you register?

Assume all encounters are 1-on-1 and random.


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#3 mmiguel

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

personally i think
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#7 jim

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:35 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:52 PM

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

Saxguy....Realistically you are correct--but in the original version of the problem it was specifically stated that both killers die when they meet each other.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:37 AM

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man... nobody agrees with me lol
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