Another Pirate Quiz Puzzle

A while ago we had a puzzle about five pirates dividing 100 gold coins between them, which you can read here. We now have a variation on that puzzle.

There are five pirates on a ship with 100 gold coins of booty, and they are trying to divide the coins between them. The method that they have agreed is that the oldest pirate proposes a distribution of the coins and the other pirates vote on the proposal. If 50% or more of the pirates agree with the proposal, it is accepted and the coins distributed. If not then the pirate that made the proposal is thrown overboard and the oldest remaining pirate proposes a distribution of coins.

The pirates don't like each other, so if a pirate would get the same number of coins however he votes, he will vote against to kill the proposing pirate.

If everyone votes logically, what happens?

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Answer at 9.00 on Monday



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