# De Méré's Problem of Points

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## Classic Problem

Two gamblers are playing a game of dice.

The object is to win as many points as possible to win a game.

If they abandon the game before it has finished, how should the stakes be divided between them?

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## Solution

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## Source of Name

This entry was named for Chevalier de Méré.

## Historical Note

De Méré's Problem of Points was raised by the Chevalier de Méré and solved by Blaise Pascal.

## Sources

- 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
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