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Math and Game: Nim (Part 2)

Image: Ivelin Radkov/Shutterstock Exercise: From the above sums NIM or otherwise, find how much xÅx, where x is any natural number. If 38Åx = 25, what is the x; Solution 38Åx = (100110) 2Åx = (11001) 2, hence x = (111111) 2 = 63. In games 2-3-6-7 Nimes, Nimes...

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Math and Game: Nim (Part 1)

Image: Ivelin Radkov/Shutterstock Introduction Nim  is the most famous mathematical game in which two players take alternately articles by distinguished stacks. Each player in turn gets what objects it wants, provided they are in the same stack. In the normal version of the game, the player will get last,...