Talk:Five pirates

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Error or variation?

Based on comparisons with other versions that I can find online, I believe "If more than half of the pirates accept the proposal" should read "If at least half of the pirates accept the proposal".

This is a serious issue, as the puzzle depends critically upon what happens when exactly 50% of pirates accept a proposal. Is it an error, or a variation?

It is a variation. The Forty thieves puzzle uses "at least half" and as such is considerably easier to solve. Oscarlevin 13:09, 14 October 2010 (EDT)