# The Seven Hat Problem and Error Correcting Codes

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Presenter: Steve Blumsack

Published: April 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 728 views

Tags: hamming

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: FSU

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The power of mathematical notation and reasoning is exploited to relate a famous recreational mathematics problem (hat problem) with an important method for sending and receiving messages that have a small percentage of errors (Hamming codes). The primary tool that is used is the Venn diagram.