The Locker Puzzle

Curtin, Eugene; Warshauer, Max
January 2006
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2006, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
The article introduces a mathematical problem called the locker puzzle. The game consists of a number of players in two teams, with wallets. Each player is numbered and would play against another team to search for the wallets inside the lockers. A strategy will give a significant probability of success for the teams. By evaluating the results, it is pointed out that the team benefits from the careful planning of the members in guessing and locker searching strategy.


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