Experimental and Theoretical Probability Part 2

This the second part of the series of posts on Experimental and Theoretical Probability. In the first part of this series, we used a spreadsheet to simulate the rolling of dice 1000 times and automatically recorded the sums. We have observed that the sum frequencies are not evenly distributed (see Figure 1). In rolling the […]
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Experimental and Theoretical Probability Part I

This the first part of the series of posts on Experimental and Theoretical Probability. *** If two standard cubical dice are rolled, one red and one blue, the possible sums ranges from 2 = (1+1) and 12 = (6+6). Now,  are the chances of getting these 11 sums equal?  For example, is the chance of […]
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Using Mathematics to Win the Lottery

Lottery Basics Many of you are probably familiar how lottery works.  A lottery is a game where a smaller group of numbers is chosen from a larger group. If you bet on the right combination, you win the jackpot prize, which is usually staggering. Although there is a common concept about lottery, there are variations […]
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