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Fair division in the Talmud

My last post looked at the three wives problem from the Talmud. Today I will look at another problem of how to divide up goods also from the Talmud. This one has a very different answer, but there might be … Continue reading

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How game theory solved a 2,000 year old problem

The Talmud is one of the central texts of Judaism. It was written around 200 A.D. and yet contains a problem that no-one could understand until two game theory professors solved it. The problem is known as the Three Wives … Continue reading

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First mover advantage? Not always…

The order in which players make their decisions in a game can make a huge difference to the outcome. Take the simple game of Nim. In this game there are two players who take it in turns to play. There … Continue reading

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