On Friday I posted this puzzle….
Three men decide to have a shooting contest to the death. Each man has one gun, and each gun contains just one bullet. They draw straws to determine the order in which they will shoot. The rules are simple:
If the first man to fire shoots the second man, then the third man has to shoot the first man. If the first man to fire shoots the third man, then second man has to shoot the first man. Oh, and the first person has to shoot.
What should first man do to ensure that he survives the contest?
If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now. For everyone else the answer is after the break.
The first man should shoot into the air. The second man will shoot the third man because he is the only one who still has a bullet.
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