Penney Ante-game coin made in 1969, a mathematician named Walter Penney. The two players to predict the three coin tosses. This provision appears in the first use of coin throws to win. Th. Kunde. .

• #### zyzzyzus

October 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

Probability isï»¿ difficult for some people to fully understand but you explain things clearly. I am studying for a degree in Mathematics and probability is my favourite part of Maths. After watching your videos you helped me fully understand this game so thank you.I wish when I worked things out on paper they were that neat.

• #### AshleyOfJah

October 2, 2009 at 11:33 am

Yea good explaination. Derren is pesuasive I could imagion him leadingï»¿ them on to take a choice with low probability then use the higher proberbility outcomes for himself. Well done with the diagrams helped.

• #### Luistervink

October 2, 2009 at 11:46 am

I still don’t get it, it’s not the game “who hasï»¿ the most good picks” right? Otherwise it would still 50-50?? Well maybe I’m a dumbass :p…

• #### jackhack51

October 2, 2009 at 11:52 am

…makesï»¿ no sense …….???????

• #### TheHolySpirit

October 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

That was marvellous -ï»¿ and now my brain has turned to jelly! Great video. x

• #### theonetruebrew

October 2, 2009 at 1:05 pm

hmm im not entirely sureï»¿ that the second video was neccisary, i thought it was pretty clear how it worked after the first video, very clever tho, sometimes the obvious, hides from those who over complicate things 🙂

• #### singingbanana

October 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm

The first video is the extreme case. It isn’t obvious in the other cases until you do the maths. However that is where most expanations on the web stop. But if you look at the large table in part 2, a lot of player 2’s choices just give him a 50% or worse chance. You have to do all this maths before you find the strategy. The idea of flipping the middle coin isn’t significant, it’s just a way to remember the best choice. And for four or more coinsï»¿ the way to remember best choice is different

• #### Nemesiss120

October 2, 2009 at 2:16 pm

But i am a little skeptical…Oh uhh did the explanation video came out i cant find itï»¿ anywhere

• #### singingbanana

October 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Yes, search forï»¿ user waackomann

• #### Nemesiss120

October 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Wow.This wasï»¿ really cool Thanks Very much!