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In this paper, we give two unexpected applications of a Hamming code. The first one, also known as the "Hat Problem," is based on the fact that a small portion of the available code words are actually used in a Hamming code. The second one is a magic trick based on the fact that a Hamming code is perfect for single-error correction.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4169/193113409X469622

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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