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Archie
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What probability a sixnumber lottery ticket has 3 consecutive numbers, the others not?
Posted:
Feb 11, 2009 3:52 AM


Say you can choose six numbers out of 59. What is the probability that three (and only three) will be consecutive? This is complicated by the fact that numbers appear in order from least to greatest. What if the six numbers contain 2 sets of 3 consecutive numbers?
I'm not finding any easy formula for this.
Thanks!



