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Too Much to be a Coincidence? (Math Chat)

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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: Answer to the Challenge: In the September ACBL Bridge Bulletin, Noreen Wurdemann of the Bahamas reports that the two bridge hands below were dealt out at her club. She says that she is "100% certain there was no hanky-panky." What is the probability of this happening among say 28 boards? somewhere in the world in a year? in a century? How do you explain this report?

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Permutations/Combinations, Probability

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