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Coin contest (Posted on 2015-11-27) Difficulty: 3 of 5
The coins of various denominations are arranged in a chain (e.g., a row, a semicircle) with two "end points" and the others each having two neighbors.
A move consists in removing an end coin, whereby the coin's immediate (and the only) neighbor becomes naturally an end coin available for the removal on one of the successive moves.
The players take turns, 1st defined randomly.
When all the coins have been removed, the game ends, and the players count their bounties. The player with the larger amount wins.

Devise a winning strategy for one of the players.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 5.0000 (1 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
An even number of coinsSteve Herman2015-11-28 19:42:34
SolutionIf you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nailSteve Herman2015-11-28 08:47:11
re: 3 coins, 4 coins, and a questionJer2015-11-27 23:02:14
3 coins, 4 coins, and a questionSteve Herman2015-11-27 18:35:49
Simple caseJer2015-11-27 16:19:13
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