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Greedy Pirates

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#3551
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:*** (2.78)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Five pirates are trying to split up 1000 gold pieces. The rules are as follows:

Pirate #1 must divide the gold up in such a way that a majority of the pirates (including himself) agree to. If he does not get a majority vote, he will be killed, and pirate #2 will get to propose a solution to the remaining 3 pirates, and the same rules will follow. This continues until someone comes up with a plan that earns a majority vote.
What is the most amount of gold pieces that pirate #1 can keep to himself, and what would his proposal be?
The pirates are infinitely greedy, infinitely ruthless (the more dead pirates the better), and infinitely intelligent.





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