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More roads can mean slower traffic

Does building a big fast road between two towns make the traffic go faster. You would think so but it is not always the case. Imagine that you live in a place called Greenville and you want to get to … Continue reading

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Jack Bauer knows game theory

You are undercover and about to make a breakthrough with a mob boss. But your¬†partner, not knowing your mission, tries to save you and gets captured. The boss suspects you might be working with the authorities. He asks you to … Continue reading

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Deal or no deal?

The game show Deal or No Deal starts with 15 boxes, each containing an amount of money. The player has one box and gradually eliminates the other 14 boxes. As they reduce the number of boxes in the game they … Continue reading

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