Monthly Archives: February 2016

Home-field advantage

I encountered the following problem a few weeks ago: suppose that Alice and Bob want to play a match consisting of a series of games, where the first player to win games wins the match.  This is often referred to … Continue reading

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Analysis of the game of HIPE

Introduction Can you think of a word in which the letters HIPE appear consecutively?  What about a word containing HQ?  This “game” is described in a not-so-relevant chapter of Peter Winkler’s wonderful book Mathematical Mind-Benders, where he provides many more examples … Continue reading

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