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Probability Pill
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Last Post:
Jan 31, 2013 7:23 PM




Probability Pill
Posted:
Dec 27, 2012 4:39 AM


Each day I take 1/2 an aspirin tablet. I bought a bottle of 100 tablets; each day I take out one, if it's whole I break it half and eat a half and put the other half back: if I pull out a half tablet I eat it. I was wondering after I break the last whole one what the expected number of halves are in the bottle? I assume that any piece I pull out has uniform probability.



