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The Birthday Problem

The Birthday Problem

This lesson, created by faculty members at the University of Virginia, is based on Lawrence Lesser's article that describes the set-up of the spreadsheet simulation and Cindia Stewart's lesson that seeks to answer the Birthday Problem using three different methods. Probability topics include: sample size, Law of Large Numbers, complementary probabilities, and independence of events. The authors include external reference for those looking for more resources on this subject.


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