Puzzle 3: You Can Read Minds

Prof. Devadas describes a mind reading trick that allows you to guess the fifth card that the audience thinks of, after you “fail” on the first four! With a competent assistant and a little practice, you’ll astonish everyone in attendance.

Puzzle Description

Python Code

Assignment

  • Do one or more of the exercises in the You Can Read Minds puzzle.

Solution

Programming Constructs and Algorithmic Paradigms Covered in this Puzzle

  • Reading input from a user
  • Control flow for case analysis
  • Encoding and decoding information

Course Info

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