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Truel in the Sun

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: Brilliant sunshine bakes a huddled row of ramshackle, weather-beaten buildings lining a dusty thoroughfare. Two gunfighters slam out of a decrepit saloon and stalk toward their posts at either end of the street. Facing each other, they prepare to draw their six-shooters. Abruptly, a third gunfighter steps out. The duel has turned into a truel: the good versus the bad versus the ugly. Who shoots at whom? Game theory typically deals with the consequences of players' actions, given the rules of the game.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Game Theory

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