+0  
 
0
65
1
avatar

The perfect square game is played as follows: player 1 says a positive integer, then player 2 says a strictly smaller positive integer, and so on. The game ends when someone says 1; that player wins if and only if the sum of all numbers said is a perfect square. What is the sum of all n such that, if player 1 starts by saying n, player 1 has a winning strategy? A winning strategy for player 1 is a rule player 1 can follow to win, regardless of what player 2 does. If player 1 wins, player 2 must lose, and vice versa. Both players play optimally.

 

Thanks!

 Jun 17, 2020
 #1
avatar+165 
-1

I've seen this one before.

 

It's really late here in florida, so I'm just going to say the sums of n's is 1+3+4+8=16.

 

Yay!

 Jun 18, 2020
edited by Varxaax  Jun 18, 2020

11 Online Users

avatar
avatar
avatar