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P5 - pirates are a bit too much concious of their status...

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Sheet1 Page 1 It was good to see enthusiatic response to R-4. Here goes R-5: 1. Three people A,B,C are each given 2 colours, for a total of 6 colors ( blue, green, orange, purple, red & yellow ). In comparing the colours they received, B makes the following observation " the number of common letters between the two colours is one less than the number of A's common letters & one more than the no. of C's common letters." Find the colours each person received . ( Can there be more than one answer ?) 2. A pirate ship captures a treasure of 1000 golden coins. The treasure has to be split among 5 pirates on the ship. These
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Unformatted text preview: pirates are a bit too much concious of their status. the booty will be shared in order of their rank 1,2,3,4 & 5. The pirates have the following 3 characteristics : infinitely Smart, Bloodthirsty & Greedy. Starting with pirate 5 they can make a proposal on how to split their treasure . This proposal can either be accepted or else the pirate will be thrown overboard. A proposal is accepted IF & ONLY IF a majority of the pirates agree on it. What proposal should the pirate 5 make ? Expecting your enthusiatic response. ... Regards, The Brain Cell....
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