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What proposal should pirate 5 make?

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A pirate ship captures a treasure of 1000 golden coins.
The treasure has to be split among the five pirates: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in order of rank.

The pirates have the following important characteristics:

  • Infinitely smart.
  • Bloodthirsty.
  • Greedy.

Starting with pirate 5, they can make a proposal how to split up the treasure. This proposal can either be accepted or the pirate is thrown overboard. A proposal is accepted if and only if a majority of the pirates agrees on it.

posted Apr 25, 2014 by Akriti

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