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Yutaka Nishiyama and Steve Humble </div>
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When you flip a coin we assume it has equal chance of coming up head or tails, so any coin flipping game should be a fair one. But <b>Yutaka Nishiyama</b> and <b>Steve Humble</b> can give you the winning advantage. </div>
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<br clear="all"><p>One day I received an email from my co-author, Steve Humble. In some excitement, he told me that a magician named Derren Brown was introducing an interesting game on <a href="http://derrenbrown.channel4.com/derren-brown-penney-ante-game.shtml">television</a>. I was a little dubious upon hearing the word "magician", but after close examination I realised that the game had a mathematical background and was an interesting exercise in probability. </p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue55/features/nishiyama/index" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue55/features/nishiyama/index#comments55card gamescoin gamesgeometric seriesleading numbersoddsPenney anteprobabilityMon, 12 Jul 2010 15:04:32 +0000mf3445224 at http://plus.maths.org/content