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Round Table Coin Game

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

 

Puzzle ID:#18715
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:*** (2.18)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:xpitxbullx**
Corrected By:FatHead

 

 

 



You die and the devil says he'll let you go to heaven if you beat him in a game. The devil sits you down at a perfectly round table. He gives himself and you an infinite pile of quarters. He says, "OK, we'll take turns putting one quarter down, no overlapping allowed, and the quarters must rest flat on the table surface. The first guy who can't put a quarter down loses." You guys are about to start playing, and the devil says that he'll go first. However, at this point you immediately interject, and ask if you can go first instead. You make this interjection because you are very smart and can place quarters perfectly, and you know that if you go first, you can guarantee victory. Explain how you can guarantee victory.




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