Pigeons, facebook and the birthday problem

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Abstract

The unexpectedness of the birthday problem has long been used by teachers of statistics in discussing basic probability calculation. An activity is described that engages students in understanding probability and sampling using the popular Facebook social networking site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
JournalTeaching Statistics
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Combinatorics
  • Complement
  • Probability
  • Sampling
  • Teaching

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