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Browse High School Probability
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Selected answers to common questions:
    Coin tossing.
    Odds vs. probability.
    Poker probabilities.
    Rolling dice.



Winning the Game [09/21/2000]
In an equitable game of coin tossing, I have x dollars and my friend has y dollars... What is the probability that my friend will win all of my x dollars before I can win his y dollars?

Winning the Lottery [01/30/1997]
Can you find a formula that predicts the outcome of the lottery?

Working Out Betting Odds [06/27/2001]
I am doing a horse racing night in a local pub, and as part of the committee I have been asked to try to find out how to work out the betting odds for each horse...

The World Series [10/22/2000]
What is the probability of the Yankees and the Mets playing each other in the World Series?

Yahtzee Probabilities and a State Matrix [12/30/1998]
In Yahtzee, what are the odds of rolling 5 of a kind within 3 rolls of the dice? What if you reroll all 5 dice each time? Does this involve transition matrices?

Years That Start on Sunday [10/02/2000]
What is the probability that a randomly chosen year will start on a Sunday?

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