# Pirates Riddles

Riddle:
You're a pirate captain and your crew is about to divvy up the gold you've plundered. They are waiting for your wisdom on the subject. However, if less than half the pirate crew agree with your division of the gold, they will make you "walk the plank". How would you divvy up the gold in a way that will keep you alive and with your pockets full of gold? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
Riddle:
5 pirates are parting ways after finding a treasure of 100 pieces of gold. The pirates decide to split it based on a vote. Each pirate, from oldest to youngest, gets to propose a plan on how to split the gold. If at least 50 percent of the other remaining pirates agree on the plan, that is how they will split the gold. If less than 50 percent of the pirates agree, the pirate who came up with the plan will be thrown overboard. Each pirate is smart, greedy, and wants to throw as many others overboard as possible without reducing the amount of gold they get. What plan can the first (oldest) pirate propose to live and get as much gold as possible?
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