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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
There are originally 100 people who are numbered from 1 to 100 in a circular structure.

Initially the first person has a sword. The first person kills the second person and hands the sword to third person. The third person kills the fourth person and hands it to fifth.

This is continued until all the people die except the final person. Who is that final person?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
john, whats my prize?
#2
skusey
john, whats my prize?


You get to look smart. :whistling:
#3
The one who gave the sword out to the first person
#4
im going for number 50 alive
but i have no idea really
#5
number 100:w00t:
#6
J.Dance
The one who gave the sword out to the first person


This is not one of those trick questions.
#7
number 99 ?
#8
The First Person, Who Will Also Be The Last Person...so No One Else To Kill?
#9
first
#10
number 1 dunno how i got that thought i would have a stab at it lol :P
#11
Or Is It The 99th Person?
#12
hehe great minds 3 posts at same time!
#13
when do we get the answer?
banned#14
the first person ??
#15
65th person is last alive
going round killing like that will result in 65th and 1st left alive with 65 yet to kill.
#16
yup 65 his name is Billy.........Billy no mates
#17
bellabonkers
The First Person, Who Will Also Be The Last Person...so No One Else To Kill?


It still continues as he will kill the person no.3
#18
number 73?
#19
Oh I Know The Answer, The Final Person Is................"the Final Person" :)
#20
69 no reason other than its my favourite number:whistling:










































(its the special fried rice at The new chef canton!:thumbsup: you naughty filthy minded perverts!!)
#21
jah128
number 73?


How did you get to that answer? Better not be google :roll:
#22
Person number 1?
#23
exactly abvance then it keeps goin round. drew a damned diagram and did it myself
#24
Abvance
How did you get to that answer? Better not be google :roll:

why is that the answer
#25
Abvance;2037494
How did you get to that answer? Better not be google :roll:


Good old pen and paper...
#26
jah128
Good old pen and paper...


That's alright then, yes it's the right answer, 73!
#27
Puzzling!!
#28
weird. i did the same thing and came to 65?!
#29
Ace Hayward
weird. i did the same thing and came to 65?!


you must have made a boo-boo
#30
I done the same and got to 99 :?
#31
snowtiger
I done the same and got to 99 :?

lol i was lazy and took a guess, didnt have time to write out all the numbers
banned#32
95 kills 96 passes to 97
97 kills 98 passes to 99
99 kills 100
1 & 99 are still alive, 99 is final person

1st is still alive as he killed number 2 and passed to 3 .

But If it went back around say 99 killed 100 and had to pass to 1, 1 would kill 99 in this instance 1 would be remaining
banned#33
ffs i did not even read it correctly after working this out it is 73 lol
#34
explain why its 73?
#35
All the even numbers get killed on the first round, then every other odd person, leaving:

1,5,9,13,17,21,25,29,33,37,41,45,49,53,57,61,65,69,73,77,81,85,89,93,97

Then every other one of those, leaving:

1,9,17,25,33,41,49,57,65,73,81,89,97

97 then kills 1, then every other one gets killed, leaving:

9,25,41,57,73,89

Then every other one gets killed, leaving:

9,41,73

Then 9 kills 41, and 73 kills 9, leaving 73 on his todd.

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