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May 9, 2010

Round and round…

srikanth @ 10:51 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1273445512 ) Play

Something happened to ancient historian (1) at location (2 – marked with A) (long long ago). How do we know this today?

Cracked by everyone!

Answer:

  1. Flavius Josephus, after whom the Josephus problem is named.
  2. Yodfat – site for the seige of Yodfat.

23 Responses to “Round and round…”

  1. Josephus problem/Roman Roulette


  2. Josephus
    was the only survivor of Josephus problem, or Roman Roulette, while stuck in a cave with some others, surrounded by enemy romans


  3. Josephus problem

    1. Flavius Josephus
    2. Galilee


  4. krudebox
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    The Josephus problem /Josephus permutation/ Roman Roulette


  5. udupendra
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    Josephus problem


  6. josephus problem


  7. Dibyo
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    at yodfat, the josephus problem – it’s even there in knuth


  8. Rogi
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    Because of the dozens of Roman arrows and ballista stones unearthed in Yofat? Lending credence to Josephus’ account of the last stand and the suicide pact he made with his men. For which we have the *Josephus Problem* or *Roman Roulette*.


  9. varuns88
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    Josephus Problem


  10. reddevil_ani

    josephus problem


  11. shrik
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    1. Flavius Josephus
    2. Yodfat

    The Josephus problem.


  12. Aparna
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    Josephus problem


  13. Logik
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    Flavius Josephus, at Yodfat.
    Josephus problem


  14. dineshk
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    Josephus and Yodfat. The Josephus problem supposedly has its origin in the plight of Josephus and his companions when they were under siege by the Roman soldiers at Yodfat. Great question.


  15. shenoyvarun86
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    Josephus Problem


  16. The man’s Josephus.


  17. Rahulk
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    In Pin Safety Pin , In Pin Out , Khelna hai toh Khelo warna get out…

    (1) Flavius Josephus

    (2) Yodfat

    (1) and his 40 other comrades were captured in a cave during the seige of (2) …. Rather than “apne aapko Romans ke havale karna” they decided to commit harakiri and started to do so for every third person… By some stroke of luck he and one of the comrade were saved … Promptly they decided to throw this suicide plan to winds and surrendered themselves…

    After gazillions of years people started to wonder if ever they were found stuck in such a situation (or in a situation where many must determine that who will bat first in a group of three or four) they must have a trick handy to end up as the final ones… Hence came the Josephus Problem…


  18. Raghuvansh
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    Flavius Josephus, Siege of Yodfat, Josephus problem.


  19. From wiki –

    According to Josephus, however, in circumstances that are somewhat unclear, Josephus found himself trapped in a cave with forty of his companions (at A). The Romans asked him to surrender once they discovered where he was, but his companions refused to allow this. He therefore suggested a method of collective suicide: they draw lots and killed each other, one by one, counting to every third person. The sole survivor of this process was Josephus (this method as a mathematical problem is referred to as the Josephus problem, or Roman Roulette


  20. Manish Achuth
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    Josephus.
    First Jewish-Roman war. He tried to end the rebellion by negotiating with Judeans on Titus’s behalf.


  21. Bharath
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    josephus problem


  22. mankuTimma
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    Josephus problem or Josephus permutation.


  23. sidsen
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    josephus problem – for whatever reason i always thought he was at masada.


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