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Game of bridge

  1. Aug 28, 2009 #1
    You're playing a game of bridge with 4 people. You're dealing the cards, when suddenly the phone rings and you go pick it up. When you come back to the table, you can't remember who got the last card. How do you finish dealing the cards quickly and without counting the cards of any player, with everyone getting the same cards as they would have had you gone uninterrupted?
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2009 #2

    lisab

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    Well I don't know bridge...but I'm guessing you'd count the number of cards left in the deck. Assuming you remember to whom you dealt first, you could figure it out.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2009 #3
    That's a sure way, but too slow...
     
  5. Aug 29, 2009 #4

    DaveC426913

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    Oh awesome! I figgered it out in mah head!

    You deal from the bottom of the deck, starting with yourself!

    And on that note, I'm off to bed...
     
  6. Aug 29, 2009 #5
    and in addition to that for completion,

    deal counter clockwise
     
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