Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Pistols at Dawn
You're in a pistol duel with two others. You have shoot with an accuracy of 33%. The other two shoot with an accuracy of 100% and 50%, respectively. The rules of the duel are one shot per-person per-round. the shooting order is from worst shooter to best shooter. Thus, you go first, the 50% guy goes second, and the 100% guy goes third; repeat until only one is left. If someone is hit, we just skip his or her turn. What should you shoot at in round 1 to maximize your chances of survival over time?