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The authors thank Cyril Whitaker, S.J. of Xavier University for his assistance in interpreting the Latin of the original, Doug Ensley and John Ensley for assistance with the game simulator, two anonymous referees for valuable suggestions that greatly improved this article, and the editor.
About the Authors
Richard Pulskamp is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his PhD in mathematical statistics from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests currently lie in the history of probability and statistics.
Daniel E. Otero received his PhD from Penn State University in 1987 and, after a two-year post-doctoral position at Syracuse University, joined the faculty at Xavier University. He was elected Chair of the History of Mathematics SIGMAA in 2012, and is the 2014-2015 Chair of the MAA Ohio Section and its Archivist as well. With Daniel J. Curtin (Northern Kentucky University), he organizes the ORESME Reading Group, a seminar that meets twice a year in the Cincinnati area to read important historical mathematical texts.