Frustration Solitaire
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Doyle, Grinstead, Snell  
A paper on the rankderangement problem, which asks for the number of permutations of a deck of cards such that each card is replaced by a card of a different rank, and which arises when computing the probability of winning the game of 'frustration solitaire'. The method of inclusion and exclusion is a simple yet powerful way of solving this problem. Accompanying Mathematica notebook and historical background.  


Levels:  College, Research 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Articles, Documents/Sketches/Galleries 
Math Topics:  Combinatorics, Probability 
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