This is a fantastic puzzle…those of you who have not seen this before and like puzzles will have a ball of a time! I took the puzzle from a site called http://www.mindcipher.com
Here is the puzzle:
There are 1500 people sitting around a circular table. They are numbered in a regular manner (1 to 1500 along the table).
Now, the 1st person gets a sword and kills the 2nd person. He then gives the sword to 3rd person, who then kills the 4th person and gives the sword to the 5th. This continues so that 1499th person kills the 1500th person and gives the sword back to 1st person.
Now the 1st person kills the 3rd and gives the sword to 5th person. This process continues until only one person remains. Which person remains?
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