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The Birthday Problem Revisited

by M. Sayrafiezadeh (Medgar Evers College of CUNY)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 1994

Subject classification(s): Probability | Statistics and Probability
Applicable Course(s): 7.2 Probability | 2.6 Math Liberal Arts

The author derives approximations for the probability arising in birthday-type problems without using calculus.

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Capsule Course Topic(s): Probability | Famous Problems, Birthday
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