Cynthia Lanius

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Power Cards

A Mathematical Puzzle


Choose a number from 1-31. Tell me which cards below contain the number, and I can tell you the number. How do I do it?

 
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Card No. 2
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Card No. 3
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Card No. 4
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Card No. 5
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Why don't you print this page and try the puzzle with your friends?


Power Cards JAVA || Print Version || The Trick Explained || Blank Cards || Application - Binary Nos.
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