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Interview Question

Quantitative Analyst Interview

The brainteaser was a variation of the 100 coins and

  5 pirates. There were 6 pirates instead. So the premise is that there are 6 pirates and you are the captain. You must divide the coins. If 50% of the people rebel against your allocation, they kill you and the process starts again. What is the optimal allocation?
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