Carson and Diaconis in the NYTimes

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Richard Hatch
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Carson and Diaconis in the NYTimes

Postby Richard Hatch » October 3rd, 2012, 12:04 am

Here's a link to a math problem discussed by Johnny Carson ("The Birthday Problem"). One of the footnoted references is a paper co-authored by Persi Diaconis.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... -too-yeah/
Great links to Carson shows!

Jim Martin
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Re: Carson and Diaconis in the NYTimes

Postby Jim Martin » October 3rd, 2012, 1:44 am

23 it is.

I remember having to do that birthday problem proof in a high school probability class - it's good to revisit it.

(The Carson show links are a real find - thank you Dick!)
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