# Game of Nim with removal of one stone allowed

In Game of Nim, two players take turns removing objects from heaps or the pile of stones.
Suppose two players A and B are playing the game. Each is allowed to take only one stone from the pile. The player who picks the last stone of the pile will win the game. Given N the number of stones in the pile, the task is to find the winner, if player A starts the game.

Examples :

```Input : N = 3.
Output : Player A

Player A remove stone 1 which is at the top, then Player B remove stone 2
and finally player A removes the last stone.

Input : N = 15.
Output : Player A
```

## Recommended: Please solve it on PRACTICE first, before moving on to the solution.

For N = 1, player A will remove the only stone from the pile and wins the game.
For N = 2, player A will remove the first stone and then player B remove the second or the last stone. So player B will win the game.

So, we can observe player A wins when N is odd and player B wins when N is even.

Below is the implementation of this approach:

## C++

 `// C++ program for Game of Nim with removal ` `// of one stone allowed. ` `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` ` `  `// Return true if player A wins,  ` `// return false if player B wins. ` `bool` `findWinner(``int` `N) ` `{ ` `  ``// Checking the last bit of N. ` `  ``return` `N&1; ` `} ` ` `  `// Driven Program ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` `  ``int` `N = 15; ` `  ``findWinner(N)? (cout << ``"Player A"``;):  ` `                 ``(cout << ``"Player B"``;); ` `  ``return` `0; ` `}  `

## Java

 `// JAVA Code For Game of Nim with ` `// removal of one stone allowed ` `import` `java.util.*; ` ` `  `class` `GFG { ` `     `  `    ``// Return true if player A wins,  ` `    ``// return false if player B wins. ` `    ``static` `int` `findWinner(``int` `N) ` `    ``{ ` `      ``// Checking the last bit of N. ` `      ``return` `N & ``1``; ` `    ``} ` `     `  `    ``/* Driver program to test above function */` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)  ` `    ``{ ` `        ``int` `N = ``15``; ` `        ``if``(findWinner(N)==``1``) ` `            ``System.out.println(``"Player A"``);  ` `        ``else` `             ``System.out.println(``"Player B"``);  ` `           `  `    ``} ` `} ` ` `  `// This code is contributed by Arnav Kr. Mandal. `

## Python3

 `# Python3 code for Game of Nim with ` `# removal of one stone allowed. ` ` `  `# Return true if player A wins,  ` `# return false if player B wins. ` `def` `findWinner( N ): ` `     `  `    ``# Checking the last bit of N. ` `    ``return` `N & ``1` `     `  `# Driven Program ` `N ``=` `15` `print``(``"Player A"` `if` `findWinner(N) ``else` `"Player B"``)  ` ` `  `# This code is contributed by "Sharad_Bhardwaj". `

## C#

 `// C# Code For Game of Nim with ` `// removal of one stone allowed ` `using` `System; ` ` `  `class` `GFG { ` `     `  `    ``// Return true if player A wins,  ` `    ``// return false if player B wins. ` `    ``static` `int` `findWinner(``int` `N) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``// Checking the last bit of N. ` `        ``return` `N & 1; ` `    ``} ` `     `  `    ``/* Driver program to test above function */` `    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()  ` `    ``{ ` `        ``int` `N = 15; ` `         `  `        ``if``(findWinner(N) == 1) ` `            ``Console.Write(``"Player A"``);  ` `        ``else` `            ``Console.Write(``"Player B"``);  ` `         `  `    ``} ` `} ` ` `  `// This code is contributed by vt_m. `

## PHP

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Output :

```Player A
```

Time Complexity: O(1).

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