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Unformatted text preview: ECE 496 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT V Spring 2007 1. In the finitely repeated (with summed payoffs) Battle of the Sexes/Brothers C B C B (3 , 2) (1 , 1) (1 , 1) (2 , 3) , show that a purestrategy Nash equilibrium profile is for the players both to play C on oddnumbered stages and B on evennumbered stages. 2. We say that a pure action a i for Player i in an nperson game is strictly dominant if and only if u i ( a 1 , . . . , a i , . . . , a n ) > u i ( a 1 , . . . , a i , . . . , a n ) for all other actions a i for player i and all choices of actions a j , j 6 = i , for the opposing players. On the other hand, we say that an action a i for Player i in an nperson game is strictly dominated if and only if u i ( a 1 , . . . , a i , . . . , a n ) < u i ( a 1 , . . . , a i , . . . , a n ) for some other action a i for player i and all choices of actions a j , j 6 = i , for the opposing players. (a) Show that the strategy Play D is strictly dominant for each player in the Prisoners Dilemma with the payoffs in the book. (b) Show that in any game, a purestrategy Nash equilibrium profile will never feature a strictly dominated strategy....
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