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The Monty Hall Problem

The Monty Hall Problem

The Monty Hall Problem Probability: Dependent Illustration for Monty Hall problem (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When the television game show, “Let’s Make a Deal,” first started, it was hosted by Monty Hall. It originally aired from December 30, 1963 to December 27, 1968, then in syndication off and on until 1991, with Hall as host. In 2001, Let’s Make […]

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What Is the Chance You’ll Get a Red M&M?

What Is the Chance You’ll Get a Red M&M?

What Is the Chance You’ll Get a Red M&M? Probability: Independent vs. Dependent Probability mass function of sum of two regular dice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Materials: Paper bag that you cannot see through 10 things of three colors, such as M&Ms, jelly beans, suckers, buttons, tiles Paper Pen or pencil Optional: change the number of […]

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Probability: Fun with Grandchildren

Probability: Fun with Grandchildren

What Is the Luckiest Number in Dice? Fun with Grandchildren Probability American, Chinese, and casino dice (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Your grandchildren may play board games that use two dice, like Parcheesi, a current grandchild favorite. Have you ever wondered what is the most common number you can get when you roll two dice and add them […]

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