22 January 2013

A card trick anyone can do


Mathematical card tricks are the best ones to learn, because no sleight-of-hand is required.  A hat tip to Mark Frauenfelder for creating this video to illustrate the methodology of a clever trick posted at Greg Ross' Futility Closet.

Math enthusiasts can calculate why the trick works; the rest of us can read the explanation by Noah Luck Easterly in the Boing Boing comment thread.

1 comment:

  1. Here the same trick is set in Wonderland:
    http://www.dharmainitiative.it/index.php?id=test&n=10

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