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Solasis --

There are several versions of this puzzle roaming around the Internet. All of them say FIVE pirates.

Most of them specify that the pirates have three goals, in this order:
1. Greed
2. Throwing other pirates overboard
3. Self-preservation

which seems to be the OPPOSITE of the goals of the pirates in your problem:
1. Self-preservation
2. Greed

Your pirates' indifference to throwing people overboard makes the problem a little less well defined.
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