View All num of num See all Photos D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm www.deshaw.com Engaged Employer Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 93 Reviews 215 Salaries 92 Interviews Follow Add Interview Follow Add Interview Interview Question Quantitative Analyst Interview D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm 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? Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 0 ▼ I think it's just a simple extension of the the classic problem. In the 5 pirate example, the solution is 98-0-1-0-1. (see, e.g. https://omohundro.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/stewart99_a_puzzle_for_pirates.pdf ). In the 6 pirate extension, (assuming all rules remain in place), the solution would be 98-0-1-0-1-0. Doug Henning on May 27, 2015 Interviews > Quantitative Analyst > D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.