# More prisoners and more hats

Question: There are 7 prisoners sitting in a circle. The warden has caps of 7 different colors (an infinite supply of each color). The warden places a cap on each prisoner’s head – he can choose to place any cap on any other’s head. Each prisoner can see all caps but her/his own. The warden … Continue reading More prisoners and more hats

# 6 Pirates Fight for 1 Gold Coin

Question: Six pirates discover a chest containing 1 gold coin. They decide to sit down and devise a distribution strategy. The pirates are ranked based on their experience (Pirate 1 to Pirate 6, where Pirate 6 is the most experienced). The most experienced pirate gets to propose a plan and then all the pirates vote … Continue reading 6 Pirates Fight for 1 Gold Coin

# Bulb Or No Bulb?

Question: There are 100 bulbs arranged in a row. Each bulb has its own switch and is currently turned off.  In the first round, you turn every switch on. In the second round, you flip the switch off every second bulb (i.e. bulb 2, 4, 6, 8 and so on). In the third round, you … Continue reading Bulb Or No Bulb?