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1. There are 5 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 senior to B, who is senior to C, who is senior to D, who is senior to E.

The pirate world's rules of distribution are thus: that the most senior pirate should propose a distribution of coins. The pirates, including the proposer, then vote on whether to accept this distribution. In case of a tie vote, the proposer has the casting vote. If the distribution is accepted, the coins are disbursed and the game ends. 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.[1]

Pirates base their decisions on three factors. First of all, each pirate wants to survive. Second, given survival, each pirate wants to maximize the number of gold coins each receives. Third, each pirate would prefer to throw another overboard, if all other results would otherwise be equal.[2] The pirates do not trust each other, and will neither make nor honor any promises between pirates apart from a proposed distribution plan that gives a whole number of gold coins to each pirate.
Ignore references lel
Basically find out what happens
2. i'm going to die tomorrow.
3. (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
i dont think i does andrew
Pessimism will not be tolerated
4. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
No as they will kill me if I release them
Soz
Ooh this reminds me...the pirate problem. I shall get it, it is fun

from 38 seconds in
5. Solve that problem fellas
And I will give you my amazon voucher

(disclaimer: not really)
6. (Original post by LifeIsFine)

CheeseIsVeg
What
does
that
emoji
mean
in
this
case
?
forgotten
7. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
There are 5 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 senior to B, who is senior to C, who is senior to D, who is senior to E.

The pirate world's rules of distribution are thus: that the most senior pirate should propose a distribution of coins. The pirates, including the proposer, then vote on whether to accept this distribution. In case of a tie vote, the proposer has the casting vote. If the distribution is accepted, the coins are disbursed and the game ends. 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.[1]

Pirates base their decisions on three factors. First of all, each pirate wants to survive. Second, given survival, each pirate wants to maximize the number of gold coins each receives. Third, each pirate would prefer to throw another overboard, if all other results would otherwise be equal.[2] The pirates do not trust each other, and will neither make nor honor any promises between pirates apart from a proposed distribution plan that gives a whole number of gold coins to each pirate.
Ignore references lel
Basically find out what happens
sigh
when you do a quick search online
and get this
http://kisscartoon.me/Cartoon/Peg-an...Nanto?id=62048
8. (Original post by AndrewSCO)
Pessimism will not be tolerated

(Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
There are 5 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 senior to B, who is senior to C, who is senior to D, who is senior to E.

The pirate world's rules of distribution are thus: that the most senior pirate should propose a distribution of coins. The pirates, including the proposer, then vote on whether to accept this distribution. In case of a tie vote, the proposer has the casting vote. If the distribution is accepted, the coins are disbursed and the game ends. 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.[1]

Pirates base their decisions on three factors. First of all, each pirate wants to survive. Second, given survival, each pirate wants to maximize the number of gold coins each receives. Third, each pirate would prefer to throw another overboard, if all other results would otherwise be equal.[2] The pirates do not trust each other, and will neither make nor honor any promises between pirates apart from a proposed distribution plan that gives a whole number of gold coins to each pirate.
Ignore references lel
Basically find out what happens
wikipedia sensed
cba to do this sensed
9. (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
forgotten
it doesnt matter anymore tbf, but for the sake of conversation it was this
11. (Original post by LifeIsFine)
it doesnt matter anymore tbf, but for the sake of conversation it was this
oh i just add them bc I can
f example
Spoiler:
Show
12. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed 40 posts
13. darn y is it so hard
14. i was right
it is just 1 coin
more complicated sure
but still
15. (Original post by cheeseisveg)
tarrrrrrrrrrrdiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisss sssss
16. (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)

wikipedia sensed
cba to do this sensed
The solution is beautiful tho
So counter-intuitive
17. (Original post by LifeIsFine)
sigh
when you do a quick search online
and get this
http://kisscartoon.me/Cartoon/Peg-an...Nanto?id=62048
18. We all agree David Tennant is the best modern doctor right
19. (Original post by LifeIsFine)
tarrrrrrrrrrrdiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisss sssss

(Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
The solution is beautiful tho
So counter-intuitive
so i cba and probably wouldnt be able to get it if i tried
plus i so cba
i cba'd to read the whole of that wikipedia cntrl+v

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