Evens & Odds from Ask Marilyn

Ask Marilyn

 

By Marilyn Vos Savant
As children, my siblings and I often settled a disagreement with a game called “Evens and Odds.” In this game, one side is assigned “evens” and the other is assigned “odds.” Then, on the count of three, a representative of each side reveals a number of fingers from zero to five. If the sum of the two numbers is even, the “evens” win; if the sum is odd, the “odds” win. Is this method fair? Or do the “evens” have an advantage? -Andy G., Cedar Hill, Mo.

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