Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum



Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by Drexel University or The Math Forum.


Math Forum » Discussions » sci.math.* » sci.math.independent

Topic: Maximisation problem
Replies: 10   Last Post: Jul 27, 2013 6:16 AM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Paul

Posts: 407
Registered: 7/12/10
Maximisation problem
Posted: Jul 26, 2013 6:24 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

Let n be a fixed integer > 1.
n logicians walk into a bar. The barwoman says "Do all of you want a beer?" The first logician says "I don't know." The second logician says "I don't know." ... The n-1st logician says "I don't know." The nth logician says "Yes please." Which value of n maximises the humorousness of the joke? I read it with n = 3 but n = 2 also illustrates the principle.

Paul Epstein



Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© Drexel University 1994-2014. All Rights Reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.