What are the odds that the first shot in Russian roulette.
Your enemy challenges you to play Russian Roulette with a 6-cylinder pistol (meaning it has room for 6 bullets). He puts 2 bullets into the gun in consecutive slots, and leaves the next four slots blank. He spins the barrel and hands you the gun. You point the gun at yourself and pull the trigger. It doesn't go off. Your enemy tells you that you need to pull the trigger one more time, and that.
Interview question for Trader Intern in New York, NY.Russian Roulette - 4 blanks 2 bullets, all in a row. If someone shoots a blank next to you, would you take another shot or spin.
You and your friend are playing Russian Roulette. Of course, the gun is filled with fake pellets. Three bullets are placed inside three consecutive chambers. The cylinder is then spun once. It won't be spun again. As per the rules, the gun will be passed from one person to other until a pellet is shot. If you want to win this game, would you go.
In Russian roulette, the chamber is revolved rapidly, but they do not wait for friction to stop the chamber from rotating, this is done manually. So at this stage how large is the friction force compared to the gravitational force due to assymetric distribution of bullets? In this case, I think this additional force is negligible, as the moment of inertia of the revolving part will be way.
Question: We are playing Russian roulette, with a standard 6-chamber revolver. I put two bullets in adjacent chambers, spin, point the gun at my head, and pull the trigger. Click. I'm still alive. It's now your turn, and I hand the gun to you, and give you two choices. Would you rather, assuming you want to live, a) Re-spin, aim at your own head and pull the trigger. b) Do not spin, aim at.
My imaginary version of Russian roulette captures the actual predicament — although it could be refined to allow different guns and different decks to people living in different societies and in different regions of the world. Governor Inslee might rightly portray himself as someone so committed to following the rules prescribed by the captors that he would obtain the maximally favorable.
Part 1: You are playing a game of Russian roulette with me. I put it 2 bullets in consecutive chambers, spin it, and take my turn. I survived the round, and now it's your turn. You can either take the gun as it is, or spin the chamber to make it random again. Which option gives you a better chance of surviving?