The problem discussed in this article begins with the introduction of zombies in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, the solution to this problem is a mathematical problem that needs a solution as well. There are four dials placed among four levels of a building, and the solution of this problem requires a certain algorithm of turning the dials to read in order 2, 7, 4, and 6.
In Math Horizons, February 2014 edition, Heidi Hulsizer tackles the problem presented to her in one of the video games she plays regularly. After careful consideration she discovered two ways to mathematically solve this Easter egg. The first way is with an algebraic approach, while the second deals with a matrix approach. Who knew video games involved so much thinking!
Math 450 Presents
"Mathematics for Gamers!"
by: Jacob Ackerman
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 1:40 p.m.
in Patterson 301
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