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Winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors

by Andrew Doumaux, Derek Eyler, Tim McDevitt (Elizabethtown College PA), and Zachary Shalla

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2009

Subject classification(s): Discrete Mathematics | Game Theory | Statistics and Probability | Probability
Applicable Course(s): 6.1 Probability & Statistics | 7.2 Probability

Experiments show that people tend to behave "unfairly" in the fair R-P-S games. The authors find the optimal strategies for two cases.

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