Today we will look at the logic that underlies the game “Pico, Fermi, Bagel”.
How to Play:
The the game begins with one person secretly choosing a number with no repeated digits. We will start with a three digit number. Then others attempt to guess the number, and the one who chose the number responds to each guess as follows:
- If the guess has no numbers correct, they respond: “Bagel.”
- For each digit when the guess is correct but in the wrong place, respond: “Pico.”
- For each digit when the guess is correct and in the correct place, respond: “Fermi.”
- When all three digits are correct and in the correct place, respond: “CREAM CHEESE.”
We will play a few rounds of the game together, and then try to solve a couple problems related to the game.