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Unformatted text preview: ranks of two turned cards). This is the rank of the top card on the remaining stack. The Algebra: Let x be the rank of the top card on the first chosen stack. Likewise, let y and z be the ranks of the top cards on the other two stacks. The number of cards in the first stack is 14x and so for the other two. Thus, the number of remaining cards, N, is 52(14x)(14y)(14z) = 10+x+y+z=N. Hence T finds x = N10yz....
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 Spring '10
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