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The Birthday Problem Revisited

The author derives approximations for the probability arising in birthday-type problems without using calculus.
Old Node ID: 
3586
MSC Codes: 
97K50
Author(s): 
M. Sayrafiezadeh (Medgar Evers College of CUNY)
Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
June, 1994
Subject(s): 
Probability
Statistics and Probability
Topic(s): 
Famous Problems, Birthday
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Rating Count: 
5.00
Rating Sum: 
15.00
Rating Average: 
3.00
Applicable Course(s): 
7.2 Probability
2.6 Math Liberal Arts
Modify Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Average: 3 (5 votes)

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