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Lowering the Odds for "Even Up"

by Leon Harkleroad

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 1990

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Abstract Algebra | Discrete Mathematics | Combinatorics
Applicable Course(s): 4.2 Mod Algebra I & II | 4.4 Combinatorics

The set of all "even up" card games is modeled by a group of binary strings, which shows a game outcome is determined by luck, not skill. The probability for each outcome is obtained.

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