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Picking Winners

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: One of the attractive features of spectator sports is the uncertainty of the outcome. Even when one team is overwhelmingly favored to win, the underdog may still come through with a surprising victory. Nonetheless, the ability to pick winners can be of considerable interest, especially to gamblers, who bet on the outcomes of games, and to the oddsmakers who, in effect, determine the playing field for the bettors.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Probability, Statistics, Sports

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