Math Riddle: There are five rational pirates, A, B, C, D and E. T…

Riddle Info
Category : MathSubmitted By : Chris
Please Rate This Riddle

Riddle:

There are five rational pirates, A, B, C, D and E. They find 100 gold coins. They must decide how to distribute them. The pirates have a strict order of seniority: A is superior to B, who is superior to C, who is superior to D, who is superior to E. The pirates also follow strict rules of coin distribution, which are thus: the most senior pirate should propose a distribution of coins. The pirates, including the senior pirate, then vote on whether to accept this distribution. If the proposed allocation is accepted by a majority vote, it happens. If not, the proposer is thrown overboard from the pirate ship and dies, and the next most-senior pirate makes a new proposal to begin the system again. In the event of a tie vote, the most senior pirate has the casting vote. Pirates base their decisions on three factors, in order of priority: First of all, each pirate wants to survive. Second, each pirate wants to maximize the number of gold coins he receives. Third, all things being equal, a pirate would prefer to throw the most-senior pirate overboard. Determine the number of coins each pirate receives.

Want To See The Answer For There are five rational pirates, A, B, C, D and E. T… riddle?

Click here for the answer

Can you do us a favor?

Would you be so kind as to do one of the 3 actions below? Heck, you won't hurt our feelings if you do them all!

1. Rate The Riddle

If you liked it or hated it, let us and everyone else know with a rating.

Rate This Riddle

Very Good

Good

Average

Poor

Very Poor

2. Share It On Twitter/Facebook/Google+

Want your friends to see it? Then share it on Facebook or Twitter or Google Plus by clicking one of the buttons.

3. Leave a comment and tell us what you thought

Then feel free to enjoy some other great Riddles


10 Random Math Riddles

Riddle   Date Added   Rating
How any many apples can you fit into an empty box?2012-03-25
6 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, 4 is cosmic why is 4 cosmic?…2012-03-25
Train Journey2008-08-10
Can you make 101010 in to 950 in 1 move?2012-03-25
Add 2 to 171 and make it less than eighteen.2012-03-25
At a garden shop they're selling Magic Grass, a patc…2012-03-25
1=3 2=3 3=5 4=4 5=4 So what does... …2012-03-25
A boy is stuck on a deserted island. There is a brid…2012-03-25
A boy buys a female mouse from the pet store and bri…2012-03-25
There are twenty s*** sheep in a field six die. How …2012-03-25

Menu

Riddle Spot

The Spot For 4686 free riddles with answers online

Your home to 4686 riddles
Like Tricky Riddles At The Spot On Facebook