[CrackMonkey] A cool problem:
Seth David Schoen
schoen at loyalty.org
Sun Feb 13 19:23:42 PST 2000
Emad El-Haraty writes:
> This may sound stupid but...
> Here are my thoughts on a way to solve the problem with only one
> person dieing.
> The 1st person say whatever the person ahead of him' hat color is.
> Now the next person knows his hat color. If the person infront of him
> has the same hat color as his own he says blue (or red) in a certain way.
> For example, red pronounced normal means "I have red, guy in front has red"
> rrrred (with a rolled r) means "I have red, guy in front has blue"
> blue pronounced normal means "I have blue, guy in front has blue"
> bleh means "I have blue, guy in fron has red"
> Obviously the pronounciations do not have to be rolled Rs or bleh.
> Is this legal?
I would consider that cheating, and certainly the adversary would
consider that cheating since the plan would have to be revealed in the
discussions that the adversary hears.
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