Card Tricks with Numerical System

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Raywat Tanadkithirun


In this article, the 27 Card Trick of Martin Gardner is presented. The use of numerical systems can help in performing the show easily.  Generalized versions of this card trick are also offered.


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[1] Bolker, E. D. (2010). Gergonne's Card Trick, Positional Notation, and Radix Sort. Mathematics Magazine, 83 (1), p. 46 - 49.
[2] Gardner, M. (1956). Mathematics, Magic and Mystery. New York: Dover Publications.
[3] Hargrave, C. P. (2000). A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications.