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by drmwc
October 1st, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Prisoners and hats
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Prisoners and hats

QuoteOriginally posted by: joetIs the line infinite in both directions? ie when a prisoner looks at the hats in front of him, can he see a finite or infinte number?The line has a definite start position, so there is a prisoner (say number 0) who can see all the hats other than his own.
by drmwc
September 29th, 2010, 4:37 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Prisoners and hats
Replies: 17
Views: 52233

Prisoners and hats

<t>My favourite hat problem:There are a countably infinite number of prisoners, arranged in a line. Each prisoner is given a black or white hat. They can see all the hats in front of them, but not their own hat or hats behins them. They simultaneously announce there hat colours. Before the guess, th...
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