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A gang of pirates has found a buried chest full of gold on an abandoned island. The highest-ranked pirate is in charge of distributing the loot. You will see how strictly following the rules of logic would quickly get him overthrown. Even better, it will teach you a crucial technique to solve a lot of complicated-looking math problems.

The problem to solve

Let’s first outline the problem at hand. There is a gang of pirates that currently consists of five members. All pirates are ranked according to their number. This makes pirate number one the current leader while pirate number five has the lowest rank. A treasure map has led them to an abandoned island, and eventually they find a buried chest which contains 100 coins of gold. The leader of the pack is in charge of distributing the loot. However, he can’t simply decide this matter on his own. Let’s take a look at the rules he needs to follow.

Imagine you’re a participant in a game show. The show host lets you pick one of three closed doors. Behind two doors are goats while the other one contains a fancy new car which is the price you would like to take home. The host then opens one of the two doors you didn’t pick and a goat jumps out. You now get a chance to either stick with your initial choice or to switch doors. So should you switch doors or not, or doesn’t it make any difference either way? Read on to learn the mind blowing solution.

The mind blowing solution

If you first want to try to solve the problem on your own, then please do it now and come back to the article later. Otherwise just read on and get ready for a surprise.


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