midterm_perfect_score

midterm_perfect_score - c) If the two piles have [a]...

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b) The player who wins is going to be the one that can leave just one stick in one of the piles. If player 2 takes exactly the same amount of sticks [as] player one, from the opposite pile, and when a pile gets to 1 stick he just takes all the sticks from the non-one pile he can surely win.
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Unformatted text preview: c) If the two piles have [a] different amount of sticks then player 1 can take m-n (suppose M>n) from the bigger pile leaving them equal. This way we get to the problem in part b) but with player 2 starting, so player 1 will have a winning strategy....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course ECON 171 taught by Professor Charness,g during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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