Category Archives: Probability

The Birthday Survey

Speedy Surveys Inc. one afternoon sent five surveyors to carry out a statistical study on matching birth data from a base point In the walking street of Mapletown. The surveyor would ask a random person to give their first name, … Continue reading

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The Cannonball Treasure

“Hey Jack, look over there, a small chapel hidden behind those palm trees in the jungle,” said Jill, pointing excitedly, “let’s have a look.” Jack and Jill were enjoying their vacation wandering about on the island of La Gaviota in … Continue reading

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Returning Ships

Barnaby of the Barnaby and Bartholomew East India Trading Co. was worried as none of his ships had returned so far this month of May, 1776. Lately, statistics were not very promising. Only six out of ten ships were returning, … Continue reading

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The Dice Club Game

One Saturday afternoon, as Jack, now a full-fledged member, entered the Snake Eyes Dice Club in River City, he saw four persons throwing dice at a felt-covered table with Vince, the dealer. “What’s up today, Vince?” asked Jack. “Let me … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Mall

Sally Jones arrived at the Mega Market Mall and slid her white Ford Fiesta in among eight other cars in a parking section that could accommodate nine. Sally received a call from Molly while parking. “I’m at a restaurant right … Continue reading

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The World Tour

On a Saturday evening early in May, there was a televised live band Latin dance show with ten selected couples gyrating at the Mundo de Salsa Dance Hall. “Welcome to the Buenavista Travel Agency promotional dance, amigos. At the end … Continue reading

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Rumor Spreading

“Welcome to a special promotional event sponsored by ACME Innovations Inc.,” said PR Jane Doe, speaking enthusiastically into a microphone to a hundred guests gathered in a large salon. “ACME Innovation Inc. has developed a special velcro sticker which has … Continue reading

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The Parked Cars

“Looks pretty suspicious to me, Molly,” growled Sam Diamond, peering out of the window at the parking lot below through two slats he held apart in the blinds. “What do you mean, suspicious?” asked Molly with a worried tone. She … Continue reading

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The Cinema Queue

One rainy Saturday evening some years ago in lower Manhattan, Jane, a ticket girl, rushed into the  booth of the Roxy movie theatre to prepare things for the night shift. As usual, Eusebio, the evening shift ticket seller, had left … Continue reading

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The Speaker Sequence

One Sunday evening in River City, CNXY was in the process of televising a mayoral candidate debate with ten aspirants so they could practice their persuasive oratory on voters to gain their votes. A random method was employed to program … Continue reading

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