Can you solve the pirate riddle? – Alex Gendler



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It’s a good day to be a pirate. Amaro and his four mateys – Bart, Charlotte, Daniel, and Eliza have struck gold – a chest with 100 coins. But now, they must divvy up the booty according to the pirate code — and pirate code is notoriously complicated. Can you help come up with the distribution that Amaro should propose to make sure he lives to tell the tale? Alex Gendler shows how.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Artrake Studio.

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37 thoughts on “Can you solve the pirate riddle? – Alex Gendler

  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    Or ya know…
    split it evenly since every downed crew member means more work for you…

    Not like all that food and water is exactly on sale at the local pirate market or anything

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    Eff that I don't buy it. These pirates "too bloodthirsty to collaborate" wouldn't accept one coin a piece.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    So at the pause…

    I would propose 18-19-20-21-22 that way all the people that want to kill you get more than you… probably wrong.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    I knew about game theory, I saw a beautiful mind, I did manage to get this right, but I guess over thought because I thought you had to offer an amount to each pirate to satisfy them, I knew you needed to bribe two pirates, but I thought they would only be satisfied with a slightly higher pay

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    That not realistic, even if someone was excellent at logical thinking they would have to be truly exceptional for me to trust they would all figure out the position they are in without any explanation, or that with so much at stake they wouldn't be able to collaborate at all. They all trust that everyone wants the most coins and also to stay alive, that should be enough to enable them to work something out. Assuming they can collaborate the best solution would be a combination of bribing and what's prevented here. Amaro gives Bart 51 of the coins since the others could ask for more while Elizabeth can only receive one in her best case scenario. With those two votes secured Amaro gets to keep 48 coins, his life, and his position as captain. It's unreasonable to expect the crew wouldn't agree to redo the rules if any of them could gain even one coin for doing so.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    I think they should be concern less about the gold and more about the two Royal Navy ships coming from the horizon

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    I know this video is meant to teach logic but pirates are a bad choice. Because the Captain and crew would already have the percentages for dividing up any and all loot worked out before they ever set sail.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    Eliza

    ANGELICA, ELIZA AND PEGGY

    THE SCHUYLER SISTERS

    ANGELICA PEGGY ELIZA WORK

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    Doesn't it say that ties make the captain walk the plank, and if so in the very first scenario where only D and E are left couldn't E say no and force him to walk the plank then take all the gold for herself. If you try to extrapolate backwards from there you can't follow a good logical path because the basis for the logic is flawed

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    We're bloodthirsty pirates, we all get 20 coins or one of us gets all 100.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    If I was one of the Pirate I would just say: just grab and handful an leave😂

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    you know what? If the pirates weren't so greedy, they could all have received 20 coins each

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    If Eliza voted nay for Daniel's plan.. Then Danielle must walk out the plank r8? Also when Charlotte and eliza vote against bart, how can his plan be passed :/

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    My technology teacher told us this riddle and I told him that I remember this riddle on this channel and so I was so glad I remembered this riddle

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