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3. ## A gambling problem

What is his initial bet (stake)? Did you mean to say "Every time he wins, he raises his stake by 1/4 of his bankroll"?
4. [1] Standard version of a classic A king wishes to choose the man his daughter will marry. She has three suitors: a Knight, a Knave, and a Commoner - whom the King wants to avoid. The king does not know which man is which, and the suitors do not know each other. But the king knows Knights always speak the truth, Knaves always lie; while Commoners respond as they please. The king asks each man one yes/no question, then chooses the groom. What are his questions, and how should he choose? [2] Standard version with a twist Now suppose the three suitors know each other. Find a new strategy for the king to ask a question of just two of the three suitors to pick the groom. [3] Making it a little harder Find a strategy for the king to ask questions of only one suitor, but there can be two questions. [4] The Puzzle Master special Find a strategy for the king to ask only one yes/no question and only of one suitor. ------------------- Edit for clarity: "ask questions of one suitor" means "ask one suitor a question"
5. Triangle ABC is isosceles. Find angle x. Do not assume the figure is drawn to scale. Do not use the law of sines. Use simple geometric reasoning, like Isosceles triangles have two equal angles and sides. The angles of a triangle sum to 180 degrees. Things like that. Have fun.
6. ## Westworld Mafia Signups

Signups: 1. Gavinksong2. Flamebirde3. Nana774. plasmid5. phil18826. bonanova 7. aura8.9. 10.11.12 I've just moved, to Ohio, from NY and drowning in the details of it. Reluctant to pledging my attention here. But, I'll give it a shot ... Should be able to check in at least daily.
7. ## A circle between three circles

Red area: alternate (and harder) method
8. ## Coloring a grid

Proof that CaptainEd's answer is minimal. With hindsight,
9. ## Coloring a grid

Hi CBG, welcome to the Den. Care to share your solution?
10. ## Interview Puzzle- "Fox in a hole"

I agree with BMAD's 5-step solution. I missed it.
11. ## Interview Puzzle- "Fox in a hole"

Six-step solution:
12. ## Mouse & Cheese Cube

Nice puzzle. I have the feeling that

16. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

What do you know about Molly that I don't? Shouldn't you be making a deal with the one who holds the cards? I love my sister dearly but some things just don't hold any appeal. Also I visited Masada once. The experience was moving, but ultimately depressing. As my Norwegian grandpa would say ... Lykke til.
17. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

Question: who's the (1) most valuable goodie and (2) most dangerous baddie. In his answer Molly gives us bonus intel: Baddies cannot tie. @Flame: Think it through. Wincons are clear: we're all playing for a win. Only two of us have a chance.
18. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

Thanks, but let's not count our chickens just yet. Whoever you are, are posing to be or not to be, you claim, and want us to believe, the goodies have lost? From your evident sadness I'm leaning toward your being a goodie. If you can't win, no matter what, then ... you would lose nothing by ... venturing a guess as to who you think will win. Care to share? Or are we still being conned?
19. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

Or you are. You freely talked about using Clark's powers (the other Clark, not Kent). Now you're happy to be thought of as a goodie. Anything but the truth?
20. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

@Molly: Do you see it as over, now? Is your third statement a concession?
21. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

@Flame (Edit: previous comment retracted, pending lynch outcome.) Nice try, and it would have been a spectacular finish. Even now we're not certain of the lynch outcome. I'm on EDT, tho, and may not wait up for the news. Edit: I still am not certain of Indy.
22. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

1. maurice - voting for MiKi 2. Flamebirde - voting for Bonanova 3. Molly Mae - voting for MiKi 5. MiKi - voting for maurice 7. bonanova - voting for MiKi Hirkala - NK1 by baddies Panther - NK2 by baddies
23. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

@maurice, I'm inclined that way as well (Panther is goodie.) That leaves me rudderless, since my only strong Indy suspects have been yourself and Miki, and there's equal reasons now to place you both as good. The best thing for the goodies at this point would be a bloodless Day 2. Which, as you point out, is not possible. One way or another, tonight's conversation will be interesting.
24. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

Well I just woke up and had no dream guidance whatsoever ... I thought you guys were sure about MiKi. So FWIW, is there compelling evidence that Panther was a goodie?
25. ## Forgotten District II Mafia

At this point it's my uncertainty about Miki that I'm trying to resolve. Indy is enemy #1, and I can't pin down in my own mind who it is, including Panther. I've thought it was everyone at one point or another, except for myself of course, and for Molly. If I put together everything that has been said, I can't conclude it's MiKi, as others have, although I do plan to change my vote to her in time to make her a sure lynch, regardless of the manip (if Mayor is still around) or the OT redirect.
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