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Whiskey, Marbles, and Potholes

by J. Chris Fisher (University of Regina, Canada) and Denis Hanson (University of Regina, Canada)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1995

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

A natural generalization of probability trees and hypergeomeric distributions is used to solve problems anti-intuitive to some.


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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Probability | Discrete Distributions, Hypergeometric
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