The TED-Ed lesson “Can You Solve the Locker Riddle?” by Lisa Winer gives a quick solution for solving the seemingly complicated riddle. The premise of the riddle is that a person stands to either be the sole inheritor of a large fortune, or to divide the money evenly as one of a hundred people. To claim the money for themselves, they must be the first to come up with the answer.
Your rich, eccentric uncle just passed away, and you and your 99 nasty relatives have been invited to the reading of his will. He wanted to leave all of his money to you, but he knew that if he did, your relatives would pester you forever. Can you solve the riddle he left for you and get the inheritance?