Thursday, May 01, 2014

Another Everyday Life Use of Math

How to win at Paper, Scissors, Rock.

I have yet to read any definitive works on how to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock:

1 comment:

maxutils said...

My favorite technique in this game is to tell my opponent what I 'm going to throw ... I haven't played this version, but the same idea applies. Tell your opponent, BTW, I'm throwing paper. Then, do it. They assume you're lying. Do it a couple of times in a row ... then, break the pattern. It works much better than it would seem. It's very much akin to the Prisoner's Dilemma.