Interesting Esoterica

A Puzzle for Pirates

Article by Ian Stewart
  • Published in 1999
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A generalisation of the puzzle where pirates divide up a stash of coins by proposing splits in decreasing order of seniority. If a split is voted down, the proposing pirate is thrown overboard.

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@article{APuzzleForPirates,
	title = {A Puzzle for Pirates},
	abstract = {A generalisation of the puzzle where pirates divide up a stash of coins by proposing splits in decreasing order of seniority. If a split is voted down, the proposing pirate is thrown overboard.},
	url = {https://omohundro.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/stewart99{\_}a{\_}puzzle{\_}for{\_}pirates.pdf},
	year = 1999,
	author = {Ian Stewart},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2018-04-03},
	collections = {Puzzles}
}