## At A Glance

### Response: Whispering Jokers

Watch the tutorial by mismag822 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8shpCoZHdY Watch the trick performed on Penn and Teller's Fool Us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJwbBP1akY8 To begin with, there are 54 cards. That's 52 cards and 2 jokers. Let's call the jokers J1 and J2. J1 starts in the J1th position; J2 starts in the J2th position. Volunteer 1 cuts 1/3 down the pack. Volunteer 2 cuts 2/3 down the pack. Call the chosen cards C1 and C2. They are in the J1th and J2th position plus or minus some difference. Say C1 is in the J1 + d1 position; C2 is in the J2 + d2 position. The deck has been split into three packs. Pack 1 has size J1 + d1; Pack 2 has size J2 + d2 - J1 - d1; Pack 3 has size 54 - J2 - d2. Packs are now placed in order: Pack 2, Pack 1, Pack 3. C1 is now in the J2 + d2 position; C2 is now in the J2 - J1 + d2 - d1 position. Reveal the two jokers. J1 is now in the J2 + d2 - d1 position; J2 is now in the J2 - J1 - d1 position. Remove the jokers. There are now 52 cards and the deck has been split into three packs. Pack 1 has size J2 - J1 - d1 - 1; Pack 2 has size J1 + d2 - 1; Pack 3 has size 54 - J2 + d1 - d2. After removing two jokers, C1 is now in the J2 + d2 - 2 position, (it is d1 down Pack 3); After removing two jokers, C2 is now in the J2 - J1 + d2 - d1 - 1 position, (it is d2 down Pack 2). Packs are placed in order: Pack 1, Pack 3, Pack 2. C1 is now in the J2 - J1 - 1 position; C2 is now in the 54 - J1 - 1 position.
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