Games and computational logic have had a long relationship. Many classic games (chess, checkers, tic-tac-toe, etc) have interesting mathematical aspects, and many computer science applications (reordering stacks, code breaking, etc.) have been adapted to games; such as the one we are about to explore.
1. Please read the instruction for Mastermind at the following website, or watch the video explaining how to play:
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- Write a brief summary of your experience with the game. Include:
- The strategy for the starting move
- How you made subsequent quesses
- If you discovered the code and how many guesses did it take?
- A screenshot of one of your completed game (please reference the game shown when describing your strategy)
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- Calculate how many codes are possible, and describe your calculation IN YOUR OWN WORDS. *Note: I am looking for insight into your thinking, not your ability to look up the answer
- Describe how you use the different feedback outputs (the white and black pegs) as part of the strategy to break the code. How many possible output codes are there?