Understanding Sample Space and Sample Points

In tossing a fair coin, there are only two possible outcomes, a Head (H) and a Tail (T).  If we let S be the set of all possible outcomes of this event, then, we write the set of possible outcomes as S = {H,T}. If two fair coins are tossed, then the outcomes can be […]
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Wedding Guests and Circular Permutations

In a wedding banquet, guests are seated in circular table for four. In how many ways can the guests be seated? We have learned that the number of permutations of distinct objects on a straight line is . That is, if we seat the four guests Anna, Barbie, Christian, and Dorcas, on chairs in on […]
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Lottery Math – If You Play You Should Know Your Odds

Pop Quiz Here’s a little pop quiz for you, my friends. Sorry, it’s a math quiz. But don’t worry, it’s easy and this is a math blog, after all. Little Johnny, a fifth grader, came home from school one day, visibly upset. His mommy asked what was wrong. Little Johnny told her that he lost […]
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