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For 15 Million Years, These Lizards Have Played Evolutionary Rock Paper Scissors - Game Theory Tuesdays: http://wp.me/p6aMk-4G2
DEEP LOOK is a YouTube channel self-described as “a science video series from KQED and PBS Digital Studios that explores big scientific concepts by going very, very small. We shoot in gloriou…
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More Donald Trump And Game Theory: Tit For Tat And Unreleased Tax Returns. New blog post: http://wp.me/p6aMk-4ES
Last year in August I was warning the media was underestimating Trump. I suggested his strategy of retaliation, his threat to run as a third party, and his railing against political correctness wer…
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Google Is Testing Black Links In Search Results. Why The Major Design Change Came Without Warning. #GameTheory http://wp.me/p6aMk-4El
See more of my weekly column Game Theory Tuesdays. Google’s search results typically have blue links for website titles. But over the weekend I, and many people, noticed that the links were s…
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The Formula That Changed How New York Votes: The Banzhaf Power Index. Game Theory Tuesdays. http://wp.me/p6aMk-4zt
If a county has 6 districts, should each district get an equal vote when making laws? What if the districts have different populations? Would it be fairer to give more votes to some districts and h…
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Can You Solve The Chameleon Riddle?

A museum has a rare set of chameleons. There are 13 blue, 15 red, and 17 green. If two chameleons of different colors meet, then they both turn into the third color. As they mingle, is it possible for all the chameleons to become the same color?

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Can you make 4 equilateral triangles from 6 matches? Solution: https://youtu.be/s1yy4RUviNw

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Can You Solve This? AA + BB + CC = ABC. New video: https://youtu.be/iI0yzWncjH4

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Can You Solve The Snake Eyes Probability Riddle? Video: https://youtu.be/lTJydnfGyyk

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The Problem: You close your eyes and roll a pair of dice. The casino dealer announces that at least one of the rolls is showing a 1. What is the probability that both dice are showing a 1? Answer in video and blog post.
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Can You Solve The Two Rope Puzzle? Video answer: https://youtu.be/z7LhQrZdpIc

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Can You Solve This Crazy Equation? Ramanujan's Infinite Nested Radical Brain Teaser. Solution: https://youtu.be/r5BGIi84arY

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538's Hot Game Show Riddler Explained - Game Theory Tuesdays. New blog post: http://wp.me/p6aMk-4xQ
If you enjoy probability puzzlers, the website FiveThirtyEight has a new column, The Riddler by Oliver Roeder, posting a problem every Friday. A recent column “the hot new game show” in…
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Surprising connection between game theory and electrical engineering via the harmonic mean. New blog post: http://wp.me/p6aMk-4w4
One of the fun parts of mathematics is learning how seemingly different problems are connected to each other. I have read many, many game theory books but I still have a lot to learn. I found a rea…
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Math videos, math puzzles, game theory by Presh Talwalkar
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Math videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions/

Check out the blog http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/

Mind Your Decisions has videos and blog posts on that have been viewed millions of times.

I am Presh Talwalkar, the author of "The Joy of Game Theory" and "The Irrationality Illusion," as well as other books related to mathematics. You can see all of my books listed on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Presh-Talwalkar/e/B008DKL6VG/

I studied Economics and Mathematics at Stanford University.

I am thankful to everyone that has spread the word. I am especially grateful to the following press mentions which helped the site grow initially: Yahoo Finance, Freakonomics blog--New York Times opinion blog, The Boston Globe, Lifehacker, and Slashdot