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Coin on the table

The solution to that question is not perfectly right. When the table can only hold even number of coins, the first guy would lose the game.

Longbo Yu
Saturday, June 26, 2004

But its a round table. Assuming you go first and place the first coin directly in the center, there is no way the table will only hold an even number of coins.

Just following the instructions:
If your opponent places a coin, you place a coin exactly symmetrically opposite of his placement. That means if HE has an open spot, then YOU have an open spot, too.

There is no way you can lose.

Brad Corbin
Monday, June 28, 2004

u have to put the coin in centre ..u can't loose than ...see if u put the coin in the centre .....the no of coins that can be kept around that coin will be even always (geometry) ....and again no of coins which will surround the second layer will be even so if u have placed first coin u can;t loose !!!

Akhil Gupta
Thursday, September 2, 2004

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