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The ART of Magic


On anyone's list of the world's greatest mathemagicians the name Arthur Benjamin would most certainly appear. He has recently been showing a truly astounding mathematical card trick. I first saw Art present it at a Gathering for Gardner and later saw him give it again at a Mathematical Association of America regional meeting. The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 95, No. 531, Nov. 2010 contains "To your hearts' content" by Hang Chen and Curtis Cooper which describes the trick. They said "Arthur Benjamin showed the amazing mathematical card trick during the 2007 annual meeting of the AMS/MAA in New Orleans."