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The odd number (Posted on 2004-04-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You and a friend play a game in which there are an odd number of rocks. You can take 1, 2 or 3 rocks on your turn (alternating turns with your opponent); when all rocks have been taken, the person who has taken an odd number of rocks is the winner.

If you are the first to go, what strategy should you use in order to have the best chance of winning?

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  Subject Author Date
Puzzle AnswerK Sengupta2024-01-14 09:44:38
Puzzle SolutionK Sengupta2022-05-15 22:15:05
Hints/Tipsre: wrong StrategyAdy TZIDON2009-12-08 18:17:28
Hints/Tipsre: wrong StrategyAdy TZIDON2009-12-08 18:17:24
re: the strategyneko2004-08-16 08:43:33
Solutionsolutionjennifer2004-08-06 15:27:20
StrategyArchie2004-06-10 15:34:57
Solutionthe strategyLiam2004-05-27 11:24:17
re(3): strategyCharlie2004-04-20 20:36:11
re(2): strategyCharlie2004-04-20 20:31:22
re(2): strategyCharlie2004-04-20 19:46:46
Solutionre(2): strategy APPROVEDAdy TZIDON2004-04-20 17:17:56
Questionre: strategySilverKnight2004-04-20 15:23:32
SolutionstrategyCharlie2004-04-20 15:10:56
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