## Trick 10: Math Mentalist Devises Foolproof Gambling System

November 30, 2012

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# Math Mentalist Devises Foolproof Gambling System

### Requirements: Smart board/Data Projector

### or Chalk & Talk

### This is the most awesome way to introduce probability.

### Mentalist Derren Brown devises a foolproof gambling system. He sends a girl , Kadisha, the number of a winning horse in race to be run the next day. It wins. He sends her the winning horse and race number 4 more times. She ends up with winnings close to £ 1000 before the final race. Derren convinces her to borrow money for the last bet. She does. She places £4,000 on a horse. Did it win?????

### Watch Part 5 of The System

### If you are not convinced Derren Brown can come up with a foolproof system for horse race tipping, let me explain The System. He took 7,776 e-mail addresses, divided them into 6 equal groups and sent each group a different number for a horse in a 6 horse race to be run the next day. Naturally, one group of 1296 had been given the winning horse number. This group was divided into 6 again and given the number of the ‘winning’ in a six horse race the next day and so on.

### Race 1: 7776

### Race 2: 1296

### Race 3: 216

### Race 4: 36

### Race 5: 6

### Out of 7776 punters, only one punter was given in advance five horse race winners in a row. Was it Kadisha. You will have to watch the Youtube above.

### You can watch THE SYSTEM in full here. It takes 47 mins.

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