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The Birthday Problem Revisited

by Eric Maim (Stanford University), Gail Nord (Gonzaga University), James Colin Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and John Nord (St. George's School, Spokane)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2006

Subject classification(s): Statistics and Probability
Applicable Course(s): 6.1 Probability & Statistics

This capsule modifies the familiar birthday problem in ways that are accessible to students in a first course of probability and statistics.

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