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This excercise uses "the birthday problem," a well-known probability riddle with a surprising result. It serves as a calculator exercise for students and beginning computer programmers. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
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  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
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  • Grade 12

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Earth Science,Higher Education,Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,Probability,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Mathematics:Algebra,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123510687T,Geoscience,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,Counter-intuitive result,Exponents,NSDL

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English

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