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An Introduction to Mathematica and the Birthday Problem

An Introduction to Mathematica and the Birthday Problem image Lesson to introduce students both to Mathematica and to the Monte Carlo method of solving probability problems
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Author: Louie Beuschlein
Date Created: 7/16/1997
Last Modified: 10/21/1997

Detailed Description:

This unit is intended for high school seniors in AP Statistics. Its intent is to introduce students both to Mathematica and to the Monte Carlo method of solving probability problems, in particular, the "Birthday Problem." Using Mathematica's random-number-generating capability along with its ability to work with lists, students can use the computer to simulate the birthdays of any number of people and find approximate but reliable solutions to the "Birthday Problem."

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