Monthly Archives: December 2012

Re-Analysis of Monopoly

A few weeks ago, I learned that my niece and nephew enjoy playing the board game Monopoly.  Around that same time, I read a recent blog post on God Plays Dice wondering about the expected net amount of money a player “earns” … Continue reading

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The Canonical Pirate Puzzle

We all know that every mathematical puzzle should have pirates in it.  Following is arguably the pirate puzzle: Five pirates have 100 gold coins that they wish to divide among themselves.  In the spirit of honor and fairness among pirates, … Continue reading

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