The Devils Challenges Are Getting Easier
You have a meeting scheduled with the Devil. It’s on a Sunday, when you would normally be at church, but hey-ho – business before pleasure and all that. He wants revenge for having been foiled in the past…..
He proposes the following game:
Each of you will take turns placing a plate on a clean table. All the plates are the same size, lie flat on the table, and no plate may overlap another. The first person who is unable to place another plate on the table without it falling off or moving another place loses.
Usual deal – loss of soul, eternity in the fires of damnation and all that.
The table is a perfect circle, with a five foot diameter. Each plate is also a perfect circle with a ten inch diameter.
If you are given the choice of going first or second, which do you choose, and what will your strategy be?