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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: Solitaire on the computer screen - called Klondike or Idiot's Delight, this form of solitaire has resisted mathematical analysis. Partly because Klondike involves player choice, no one has yet been able to construct a mathematical model of the game from which it is possible to deduce theoretical odds of winning. When confronted with a difficult problem, it's often useful to tackle a simpler problem that has some of the ingredients of the more complex situation, says statistician Persi Diaconis of Stanford University...

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Games, Articles
Math Topics: Matrices, Sequences and Sets

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