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A game with sums Games puzzles  Weight: 5 Liked the puzzle: 100% 03.01.2010
Two players play the following game. An even number of cards are arranged in a row. Each card is marked with a real number. Upon his turn, a player takes a card from either end of the row. Whoever collects the greater sum is a winner. Otherwise, a draw is declared. Which player is guaranteed not to lose? What is his strategy?
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idler_
 
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2011-01-28 19:41:06
Reserved.
danger2society
 
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2011-03-01 00:16:35
the greater sum of cards or the greater totaling sum of numbers on the cards?
De_Bill
 
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2011-03-04 01:28:50
The greater totaling sum of numbers on the cards

In the other case the strategy would be very simple
danger2society
 
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2011-03-14 18:42:32
Are the cards face down or up when selecting from either end of the row?
alan
 
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2011-03-17 10:53:06
danger2society 2011-03-14 18:42:32
Are the cards face down or up when selecting from either end of the row?

face up, of course.
have you read question: "Which player is Guaranteed not to lose?" ?



 
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