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Topic: What probability a six-number lottery ticket has 3 consecutive
numbers, the others not?

Replies: 7   Last Post: Feb 12, 2009 11:18 PM

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 Archie Posts: 51 Registered: 10/26/07
What probability a six-number 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!

Date Subject Author
2/11/09 Archie
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2/11/09 John Morriss
2/11/09 dan73
2/12/09 Stephen J. Herschkorn