Hundred Prisoners Problem

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One hundred prisoners are offered a deal: Their names are placed into 100 jars, and if each prisoner can find their own name, they will go free.

The catch? They go one at a time, and cannot change the jars or communicate after each turn. Each prisoner is only allowed to look in 50 jars.

Come to Math/CS club for a surprising discussion, led by Dr. Bryan Clair, involving permutations and the harmonic series! We will meet in the lobby of Ritter Hall this Wednesday, from 4-5. Light refreshments will be provided

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