Saturday, September 10, 2011

The two-snake conundrum

Two snakes are locked up in a completely empty room with no escape route. With the passage of time, they become extremely hungry and realize they face death by starvation. The only option for them to survive is for one snake to eat the other – whoever eats the other first, survives. Accordingly, each of the snakes starts to swallow the other. Assuming both the snakes are of the same size, start to swallow the other at the same time and continue at the same speed, and each is determined not to stop till it has finished the other, what will happen next ?? How will this situation resolve itself ??

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