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mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Saturday, 25 September 2010

the lottery

the (UK) lottery: a tax on people who don't understand probability

the chances of choosing a set of 6 'correct' numbers from 49, without replacement:





6/49 * 5/48 * 4/47 * 3/46 * 2/45 * 1/44

= 1/13, 983, 816

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