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A game with wooden sticks Games puzzles  Weight: 5 Liked the puzzle: 100% 02.01.2010
Two MegaMinds play a game with 100 wooden sticks. The lengths of the sticks are 1,2,3,...,100 inches. Turn by turn, the players choose three of the remaining sticks which form a triangle, and burn them. The player that cannot make a move loses. Which player has a winning strategy (justify your answer)?
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idler_
 
Rating: 106
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2011-01-28 19:41:02
Reserved.
dddfff
 
Rating: 228
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2011-02-26 07:03:17
Must a triangle have positive area? For example,
do 1,2 and 3 form a triangle?
alan
 
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2011-02-26 09:51:38
dddfff 2011-02-26 07:03:17
For example,
do 1,2 and 3 form a triangle?

No, they don't.



 
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