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You live in Killville. Can you stay alive?


Best Answer Writersblock , 10 October 2007 - 11:14 PM

Hmmm. This is an ambiguous question I think. I read it originally as surviving one encounter, but it can also be understood to be the "last man standing."

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#71 hungryforlogic

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 05:01 AM

Spoiler for Hmm.. Spoiler for i think....

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#72 MidnightLove7

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:01 PM

Spoiler for ......

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#73 naffen

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:03 PM

Either way your chances are equal.. working out at 0.00001082508 chance of survival
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#74 naffen

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:23 PM

YOUR ALL WRONG.

EQUAL CHANCES UNTIL EVERYONE DIES!!!
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#75 Half Fast

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

I'm guessing Pacifist for one simple reason, when two Pacifists meet they both live, when two Killers meet they both die. Odds are two Killers will meet, kill each other, then you have more Pacifists than killers which gives you a better chance of meeting a Pacifist although you still need a lot of luck.
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#76 Taimur Ahmad

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

Pacifist
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#77 phaze

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:09 AM

Spoiler for I choose

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:38 AM

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Good question. :)
Let's start withe the obvious result that the killer's chance of survival is 1/11, cuz one killer must survive.

The question is a pacifist's chances with a 10-10 split. It's clearly not 1/10.
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#79 mmiguel

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

You live in Killville - a town populated by 10 killers and 10 pacifists.

When a pacifist meets a pacifist, nothing happens.
When a pacifist meets a killer, the pacifist is killed.
When two killers meet, both die.

Assume meetings always occur between exactly two persons
and the pairs involved are completely random.

Are your odds of survival better if you are a killer? or a pacifist?
Or does it matter?

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#80 mmiguel

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

Spoiler for i think


edit: haha - i was wrong (after reading answer) - clever!




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