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The Josephus Problem

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Visit this site: http://www.ship.edu/~deensl/pgss/Joseph/

Author:Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Description: Explore the problem online, varying the number of people to start and the number to skip: participants arrange themselves in a circle. One is designated number one, and you proceed clockwise, removing e.g. every seventh person. Where should you sit to be the last removed?

Levels: High School (9-12), Early College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Discrete Math

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