Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
January 2023
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Golden Pearls

“I’m a very rich man, so I’ve decided to give you some of my fortune. Do you see this bag? I have 5001 pearls inside it. 2501 of them are white, and 2500 of them are black. No, I am not racist. I’ll let you take out any number of pearls from the bag without looking. If you take out the same number of black and white pearls, I will reward you with a number of gold bars equivalent to the number of pearls you took.”

How many pearls should you take out to give yourself a good number of gold bars while still retaining a good chance of actually getting them?

 

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2 guesses to Golden Pearls


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  • Dave

    take 5000 pearls

  • Dude

    You nailed it, Dave!

    Take out 5000 pearls. If the remaining pearl is white, then you’ve won 5000 gold bars!

    You’re today’s winner.