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Bold Play Is Best: A Simple Proof

A general version of the gambler's ruin problem is solved by elementary means.

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1837
Author(s): 
Richard Isaac (Lehman College, CUNY)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
December, 1999
Subject(s): 
Statistics and Probability
Probability
Elementary Probability
Topic(s): 
Famous Problems, Gambler's Ruin
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20.00
Rating Sum: 
55.00
Rating Average: 
2.75
Author (old format): 
Richard Isaac
Applicable Course(s): 
7.2 Probability
Modify Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012
2.75
Average: 2.8 (20 votes)

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