Games You Can’t Lose and Sneaky Puzzles
Lecture no. 7 from the course: The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku
Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 43 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
The world of games is filled with scams. The trick: knowing the strategies behind how these hustles work so you can avoid being exploited (and learn some engaging insights into math at the same time). Explore the fundamentals of nontransitive properties through penny ante, Bingo, and games involving dice and cards. Then, get a lively introduction to some simple puzzles involving cups, coins, and toothpicks—and their surprisingly sneaky answers.