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Who Has The Advantage?
Speaker: Dr. Leah Gold
Thursday, October 1st, 2015
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, RT 1516
Pizza and beverages will be provided
Everyone is welcome!
Abstract: There are many games where one person has an advantage over the others due to being the first (or the last) player. For instance, in playing tic-tac-toe, everyone wants to be the first player since the best you can hope for as the second player is a draw, assuming you are both great at tic-tac-toe. Another simple game is as follows: Peter has 10 coins and Pennelope has 9. They toss their coins simultaneously and whoever gets the most heads wins. In the case of a tie, Pennelope wins to offset Peter's advantage of having more coins. Who is most likely to win? We will analyze this situation and talk about some other simple games to determine whether or not they are
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