Solution to Problem 1

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The Bridges of Konigsberg
· Euler's Solution
· Solution, problem 1
· Solution, problem 2
· Solution, problem 4
· Solution, problem 5

The Value of Pi
· A Chronological Table of Values
· Squaring the Circle

Prime Numbers
· Finding Prime Numbers

Famous Paradoxes
· Zeno's Paradox
· Cantor's Infinities
· Cantor's Infinities, Page 2

The Problem of Points
· Pascal's Generalization
· Summary and Problems
· Solution, Problem 1
· Solution, Problem 2

Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

Proof that e is Irrational

Book Reviews

References

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With Pascal winning 9 to 6, the game will be over in 4 turns. If Pascal wins at least one of these flips, he wins the game. So, out of 16 possible outcomes,

4C1+4C2+4C3+4C4 = 4+6+4+1 = 15

are favorable to Pascal. Therefore he should receive (15/16)*100 = 93.75 Francs.

 

 

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August, 1998