Hidden amongst traditional card shuffling is the mathematical beauty known as the perfect shuffle. The perfect shuffle appears to be shuffling the cards, but when repeated a certain number of times, returns the cards to their starting order. Behind the perfect shuffle, each card follows a pattern that can be modeled mathematically and is quite fascinating. This poster will use the typical perfect shuffle, along with a few variations, to work on stacking a basic 52 card deck that starts in New Deck Order. The goal is to get a Royal Flush to the top of the deck by simply shuffling. Can it be done?
Osborne, Keri, "Stack a Deck by Shuffling" (2020). Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings. 242.
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