Jack has a bag with an even number of gold coins of equal value and is surrounded by 6 pirates. If he does not give all of them equal gold coins(he can not keep any coin for himself) he dies, what is the probability that he LIVES?

Guest May 21, 2020

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Since he must divide the number of coins into six groups, the number of coins must be both a multiple of 2 and a multiple of three.

Since you know that there are an even number of coints, you already know that the number of coins is a multiple of two.

Therefore, for the number of coins to also be a multiple of three, there is a **1/3** probability that Jack survives.

geno3141 May 21, 2020

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Best Answer

Since he must divide the number of coins into six groups, the number of coins must be both a multiple of 2 and a multiple of three.

Since you know that there are an even number of coints, you already know that the number of coins is a multiple of two.

Therefore, for the number of coins to also be a multiple of three, there is a **1/3** probability that Jack survives.

geno3141 May 21, 2020