You awaken on a deserted shore. Looking around, you find yourself on a small island, with a single fruit-bearing tree. You have a canteen filled with perhaps five days of water. Beside you lies another person, gravely injured, and the incoming tide threatens to drag them out to sea if you do not rescue them. Looking back to the tree and pondering your limited water supply, you realize that you could survive alone for a week. You know that the island can support two people for half that time, and you don’t expect rescue within the first three days. Which of the following two scenarios do you choose?
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