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April 21st, 2010, 05:53 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 106 Thanks: 0  Another Counting Problem...
If Larry were condemned to die, he is put on Death Row until the last day of the year. Then all prisoners from Death Row are arranged in a circle and numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., n. Starting with #2 every second one is shot until one remains who is immediately set free. How should Larry choose, if he can, the place number of the sole survivor?

April 21st, 2010, 06:47 PM  #2 
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