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The truelMr. Black, Mr. Gray, and Mr. White are fighting in a truel. They each get a gun and take turns shooting at each other until only one person is left. Mr. Black, who hits his shot 1/3 of the time, gets to shoot first. Mr. Gray, who hits his shot 2/3 of the time, gets to shoot next, assuming he is still alive. Mr. White, who hits his shot all the time, shoots next, assuming he is also alive. The cycle repeats. If you are Mr. Black, where should you shoot first for the highest chance of survival? Character is who you are when no one is looking. #2 20050720 16:01:53
Re: The truelNote: "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20050720 16:12:18
Re: The truelI would shoot at Mr. White because if you shot Mr.Gray and killed him Mr. White would go next and always hits the person so you would be dead, but if you shoot Mr.White and hopefully kill him, you go up against Mr. gray who only hits it 2/3 of the time so he might miss giving Mr. Black another shot against Mr. White. Last edited by im really bored (20050720 16:18:18) #4 20050720 16:21:44
Re: The truelThere is also the possibility of shooting in the air. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20050720 17:21:05
Re: The truelIn my idea it would put Mr.black and Mr.Gray against each other in the end, that is best possible senario for mine, instead of Mr. black up against Mr. White as the last two to where if you miss Mr. White then you die next shot, but if its upagainst Mr. Gray as in mine, if you miss then there is a chance he might miss too giving you another shot. #6 20050720 17:28:45
Re: The truelI am still stuck working out the probabilites! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20050720 17:44:39
Re: The truelwow well thats alot to take in at once, I would try and verify mine like you did yours but im just too tired right now. #8 20050720 17:57:46
Re: The truelCool, look forward to it ! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20050721 01:03:43
Re: The truel
After Grey kills White, Black would shoot at Grey, having a 1/3 chance of success. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. 