@inbook{10.4169/j.ctt6wpwgj.16,
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt6wpwgj.16},
abstract = {1654, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat exchanged a series of letters. At that time Fermat was 53 years old and a judge in Toulouse. He did mathematics in his spare time, with extraordinary success. A former child prodigy, Pascal was 31 years old and living in Paris. In the letters they discuss a problem posed to Pascal by the Chevalier de Méré, a frequent gambler. Pascal made an attempt at a solution and wrote it to Fermat, probably for confirmation but maybe also for help. We can only guess, since the letter is lost.Developing scientific ideas in letters},
bookauthor = {Erich Prisner},
booktitle = {Game Theory Through Examples},
edition = {1},
pages = {99--101},
publisher = {Mathematical Association of America},
title = {France 1654},
year = {2014}
}