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Hi-Low Predictions


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This game is about predicting whether the next playing card to be turned over will have a higher or lower value than the previous card. Before you can begin you need to be familiar with a suit of playing cards as shown above. The card at the far left (Ace) has a value of 1 and the card on the right (King) has a value of 13.

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Tony, Reading, UK

Sunday, April 2, 2017

"Hi, this page (higher lower card game) has no feedback so if I get the wrong probability I have no idea why or how to get it right.

[Transum: Good comment Tony. A feedback feature will be added next week]"


Saturday, April 15, 2017

"Tony, the suggestion you made has been actioned and now a 'help' button appears if you type in an incorrect answer for the probability. The help provided will not just give you the correct answer but provide you with a tick-box table enabling you to more easily work out the correct fraction for the probability. I hope it helps."

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