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If the first shot is blank,should the prisoner ask for revolver to be spun or should they choose that it be shot again?

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In a certain society any time somebody commits a serious crime they must be shot at twice with a 6 bullet revolver. The revolver only has two bullets in it though, both of them right next to each other. They spin the revolver once and shoot the gun. If there was no bullet in that chamber they give the prisoner the option to either spin the chamber again or just shoot again.
If the first shot is a blank, should the prisoner ask for the revolver to be spun or should they choose that it be shot again?

posted Nov 2 by Vikram Luthra

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They should have them shoot again. If it is spun again there is a 2/6 chance they will get shot. There are four possible spots that don't have bullets and only one is followed by a bullet. This means that the chance is only 1/4 that they will be shot if they don't spin it.

answer Nov 2 by Hanifa Mammadov



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