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## What is the formula for Josephus problem?

The Equations Write n as n = 2m + k, where 2m is the largest power of two less than or equal to n. k people need to be eliminated to reduce the problem to a power of two, which means 2k people must be passed over. The next person in the circle, person 2k + 1, will be the winner.

**Which position does Josephus need to stand to survive with 41 soldiers and himself using the scheme indicated?**

Josephus had 40 other soldiers with him, so his value for n was 41. This gives the value for 2^k as 32 and the value for m as 9. Therefore, Josephus must sit in position 2m+1 = 2(9)+1 = 19 to be spared.

**Who is Josephus in math?**

The Josephus problem is based around Josephus Flavius; a Jewish soldier and historian who inspired an interesting set of mathematical problems. In 67 C.E., Josephus and 40 fellow soldiers were surrounded by a group of Roman soldiers who were intent on capturing them.

### Where is Josephus problem used?

In computer science and mathematics, the Josephus Problem (or Josephus permutation) is a theoretical problem. Following is the problem statement: There are n people standing in a circle waiting to be executed. The counting out begins at some point in the circle and proceeds around the circle in a fixed direction.

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**How did Josephus survive?**

According to Josephus’ account of the siege of Yodfat, he and his 40 soldiers were trapped in a cave by Roman soldiers. They chose suicide over capture, and settled on a serial method of committing suicide by drawing lots.

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**Is Brady Haran a doctor?**

On July 20, 2016, I received an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham. It was a Doctor of Letters honoris causa. It was a really great day and I’m grateful to everyone involved.

**How old is Brady Haran?**

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### How to solve the Josephus problem with n 1 persons?

So we call josephus (n – 1, k) to get the position with n-1 persons. But the position returned by josephus (n – 1, k) will consider the position starting from k%n + 1. So, we must make adjustments to the position returned by josephus (n – 1, k). Following is simple recursive implementation of the Josephus problem.

**Is there a simple analytical solution to Josephus’problem?**

Despite the simple form of the problem and a large number of articles on this and related problems, a simple analytical representation of the solution of Josephus’ problem has not yet been found.

**What is the value of Josephus (n – 1 K)?**

josephus(n, k) = (josephus(n – 1, k) + k-1) % n + 1 josephus(1, k) = 1. After the first person (kth from beginning) is killed, n-1 persons are left. So we call josephus(n – 1, k) to get the position with n-1 persons.

## What is the position returned by Josephus (n – 1 K)?

After the first person (kth from beginning) is killed, n-1 persons are left. So we call josephus (n – 1, k) to get the position with n-1 persons. But the position returned by josephus (n – 1, k) will consider the position starting from k%n + 1.