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bonanova added an answer to a question cutting a circle to find a point

bonanova added an answer to a question Free the prisoners
@plasmid, nicely done.
@bubbled, my spoiler 3 was a complete brain fart.

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bonanova added an answer to a question cutting a circle to find a point
Here's another try at distinguishing our ways of looking at this problem.

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bonanova added an answer to a question April Fool's Day and the typewriter
The solution for N keys.

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bonanova added an answer to a question Magical Tennis
Not solved yet.

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bonanova added an answer to a question cutting a circle to find a point
This is the point I would question.

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bonanova added an answer to a question cutting a circle to find a point
What ... my description of selecting random points does not overwhelmingly convince you?
How about this.

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bonanova added an answer to a question Limited Predictive Ability
OK, and I have a suspicion that my answer is too easy and there's more to it.

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bonanova added an answer to a question Foreign Speakers
Totally! And, nice find on that last one.

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bonanova added an answer to a question Limited Predictive Ability
@bubbled, I would interpret it this way:
Round 1: Four games => 4 winners.
Round 2: Two games => 2 winners.
Round 3: One game => 1 winner.
Seven games in all, and there are no "middle two" rounds.
If that's right, my take is

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bonanova added an answer to a question April Fool's Day and the typewriter
Looks like

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bonanova added an answer to a question April Fool's Day and the typewriter
@jasen, check your 3rd iteration.

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bonanova added an answer to a question cutting a circle to find a point
First thoughts

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bonanova added an answer to a question Free the prisoners
@jasen, In an earlier post you said to switch boxes. (A) of course that is not permitted. (B) you can succeed even if the warden randomly repositions them before each visit!
@bubbled, if the statement is incorrect, that you say is incorrect, the puzzle has no 30% solution. We agree on that. So it's not a guessing game. It's a strategydriven game. And the strategy does group the successes and failures to advantage for the prisoners. We're both traveling the high road, trust me.
@bubbled, let's not discuss my last point right now. This is because to clarify what I was getting at would mean to restate it in "much too revealing" terms. Perhaps I'll do that as a later clue if needed. For now I'd rather not retract it "with explanation." Let me simply retract spoiler #3. That is, your objection to it is valid, but also your objection to it does not preclude a solution. And if I say more, I say too much. Thanks.

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