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|Doyle, Grinstead, Snell|
|A paper on the rank-derangement 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.|
|Resource Types:||Articles, Documents/Sketches/Galleries|
|Math Topics:||Combinatorics, Probability|
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