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The Poisson Variation of Montmort's Matching Problem

by Don Rawlings (California Polytechnic State University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 2000

Subject classification(s): Elementary Probability | Probability | Statistics and Probability
Applicable Course(s): 7.2 Probability

A generalization of the classical hat-check problem is introduced and solved.

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