Individual Research Project Section 3.1

Project 3.1

Deck of Cards Puzzle

Here is a problem by Bob Stanton from the 1998 issue of Games magazine which you can use to test your logical reasoning.

“For her school’s Science Fair, your niece has pasted a deck of cards onto a board to illustrate the 10 standard poker hands. You promised to deliver her project to the school auditorium. Unfortunately, most of the cards fell off as you carried the board across the parking lot. You recovered the cards, but now you have to repair the damage. Without moving any of the remaining cards, can you construct the 10 hands on the board preferable before your niece arrives? Note: the ace of hearts is part of the four-of-a-kind hand.”