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MSTE: Celebrating 25 years!

Birthday Problem: Questions

  • How do you explain so high a probability of a match? Can you come up with a pictures that illustrates why it is so likely?
  • How likely is it that a group of six students will have at least two birthdays in the same month? How could you simulate the problem to find the experimental probability of two birthdays in the same month?

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