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ECET 305 SA 7 The Birthday Problem

# ECET 305 SA 7 The Birthday Problem - a surprising answer 1...

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ECET 305 Supplementary Assignment 7 The Birthday Problem Suppose you are at a party with 50 people. What is the probability that at least two people have the same month and day as their birthday? The answer is 0.97, meaning that it is almost a certainty that at least two people have the same birthday in a group of 50. You may find this to be
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Unformatted text preview: a surprising answer. 1. What would be your guess at the answer? 2. What assumptions do you have to make to calculate an answer? 3. Explain how to solve the problem, or research an answer on the Internet. 4. What would be the probability of two people having the same birthday at a party with 15 people?...
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