Mathematics » How to Win Rock-Paper-Scissors (usually)

Everyday, people around the world engage in important, possibly life-changing, battles of Rock-Paper-Scissors (RPS). I recently found myself in this kind of a situation last weekend when I was in an argument with my friend Dana over the last piece of pizza. How could we leave the fate of such a pivotal moment to a random game? Is there a strategy outside of hastily choosing a weapon and hoping for the best? That was the wide belief up until April 2014 when Zhijian Wang, Bin Xu, and Hai-Jun Zhou of Zhejiang…

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