Five pirates have obtained 100 gold coins and have to divide up the loot. The pirates are all extremely intelligent, treatrous and selfish (especially the captain). The captain always proposes a distribution of the loot. All pirates vote on the proposal and if at least half of the crew (which includes himself) approve, the loot will be divided as proposal, as no pirates would be willing to take on the captain without superior force on their side. Otherwise he will face a mutiny: all pirates will turn against him and make him walk the plank. The pirates will start over again with the next senior pirate as captain. What's the maximum number of coins the captain can keep without risking his life?
Hi Mr Puppy, you should add tag to your question.