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100 prisoners

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Bryan Clair, SLU

What
  • Math/CS Club
When Wed, Mar 21, 2018
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Ritter Lobby
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We will discuss an interesting problem described as such:
- A hundred prisoners are offered a deal.
- Their names are placed into 100 jars, and if each prisoner can find
their own name, they go free.
- The catch: They go one at a time, and cannot change the jars or
communicate after their turn.
- And each prisoner is only allowed to look in 50 jars.

We hope to see you all there!

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