Consider the following two-player game. Player One places between 50 and 60 toothpicks on the table. Player Two picks up at least one and no more than nine of the toothpicks. Player One then picks up at least one and no more than nine of the remaining toothpicks. Play alternates in this way until there are no more toothpicks remaining on the table. The person who picks up the last toothpick from the table loses. If you are Player One, how many toothpicks should you place on the table to guarantee a win for yourself?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# How many toothpicks are needed to win.

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