Ioanna and Jason play the game of alternately replacing blanks by numbers in the system:

_ x + _ y + _ z = 0

_ x + _ y + _ z = 0

_ x + _ y + _ z = 0

with Ioanna moving first (of course!). Ioanna will win if the final system has a nonzero solution. Find a winning strategy for whoever has one.

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Ioanna Mavrea

Department of Mathematics

University of Connecticut U-3009

Storrs, CT 06269-3009

mavrea@math.uconn.edu

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