Dollar Tree Draft

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Math 104050VA016-1122-001

Strayer University

Winter Quarter 2012

Online

Barbara Lindsey

Instructor: Ghennady Chernavski

March 9, 2012

Players are Andy, Belle, and Carol. Each player have different cards, the cards are placed on their heads so that they can't see them. The whole idea of the game is to pick a card, from the deck that ask a random question. Each cards has a number between 1 and 9. A logic must be used to find the answer. Each player has three shown card. The player answers the question based on the cards that they see, not their own cards or the ones not shown.
Example is
Andy has the cards 6, 6, & 7
Belle has the cards 3, 6, & 7
Carol has the cards 1, 1, & 9
Dan has the cards 3, 4, & 8

The situation is
Andy has cards 1, 3, 7
Belle has cards 3, 4, 7
Carol has cards 4, 6, 8
Andy draws the first card, the cards ask does they have the same value? Andy cards is 1 + 3 + 7 = 11
Belle cards sum is 3 + 4 + 7 = 14, and Carol cards are 4 + 6 + 8 = 18. Therefore they don't have the same value. Andy's sum is 11, Belle's is 14, and Carol's is 18. So the cards must add up to 14 or 18.
Belle draws the second card, asking how many odd numbers is there? The only cards Belle see of Andy and Carlo's is 1, 3, 7. So you must have 5 and 9. 5 + 9 = 14. Thinking the sum must be 14 or 18, there is still a 1 left, so it must be more than 14. Since the sum of Carol's card is 18. A third card is 18 - 9 - 5 = 4. So Andy's card is 4, 5, 9.
Conclusion: Andy realized the only odd cards Belle could use in Carols hand was the 5 and 9. So the only cards left was 1, 3, and 7, which had to come from Andy, so that is how he figured it out.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

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