Too Much to be a Coincidence? (Math Chat)
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|Frank Morgan, MAA Online|
|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|
|Math Topics:||Permutations/Combinations, Probability|
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