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  1. So, same solution as above (the upvoted post if you can't see it chronologically), but the "people in front of them" are the people that get taken aside before them?
  2. It kind of makes me think of
  3. @bonanova Just calculated the groups of three case, and half the time two people are saved, and the other half one person is saved. So, you get the same expected value, but can't guarantee as many.
  4. @Molly Mae, that doesn't quite work. You can draw some counter examples. It did give me a good idea, though.
  5. @bonanova, it should be the second post in the thread. Someone upvoted it, so it's no longer in chronological order. Thanks. Honestly, I was going to keep trying to come up with a better one, so thanks for putting me out of my misery. Is there a way to prove that there isn't a *better* solution?
  6. @Molly Mae, here is a demonstration that the answer can bestrictly greater than zero.
  7. @bonanova, is the warden perfectly logical? Are the prisoners perfectly logical?
  8. Are they allowed to move at all, like to sort themselves without communication? Or do they start off in their positions in the room with hats placed on them, only allowed to say one word?
  9. Let's see if I remember some probability.
  10. A joke from the internet yesterday: Trump really delivered when he said he would run the government just like his businesses. It's already shutdown! Don't worry, he still has three years to bankrupt it.
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