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#1 PolishNorbi

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:20 PM

Four guys are playing bridge. In the middle of a dealing, the dealers phone rings. Once he gets off the phone, he forgets where he left off. His friends are getting mad because they will have to redeal. However, to impress his friends he tells them "Without counting your cards, or the cards in the deck, I can guarentee you I can deal the rest of these cards out perfectly"


Is this possible?

For those that don't what bridge is, the dealing is as follows:
Dealer starts with the person to his left and goes in a clockwise circle until all 52 cards are dealt out, giving 13 cards to each player.
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#2 brhan

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:39 PM

For those that don't what bridge is, the dealing is as follows:
Dealer starts with the person to his left and goes in a clockwise circle until all 52 cards are dealt out, giving 13 cards to each player.


Then 13X4=52 ... so why does he need to count in the first place?
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#3 PolishNorbi

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:05 PM

Then 13X4=52 ... so why does he need to count in the first place?



Because lets say he deals
1,2,3,4
1,2,3,4
1,2 == Phone Rings

Well to countinue dealing properly he has to deal from #3, yet he does not remember. Any other person, people will have more than 13 and others less than 13.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:23 PM

Spoiler for answer

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#5 PolishNorbi

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:28 PM

Spoiler for 99% Correct.

Spoiler for answer


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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:36 PM

Because lets say he deals
1,2,3,4
1,2,3,4
1,2 == Phone Rings

Well to countinue dealing properly he has to deal from #3, yet he does not remember. Any other person, people will have more than 13 and others less than 13.


Ok, I got it. Thanx
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:46 PM

Spoiler for 99% Correct.



Ahh....I didn't think the dealer was another player.
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