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Description:

These pages present, in terms of a fictional story based on true events, the problem that inspired the development of mathematical probability in Renaissance Europe by French mathematicians Pierre de Fermat and Blaise Pascal. Two equally skilled players are interrupted while playing a game of chance for a certain amount of money. Given the score of the game at that point, how should the stakes be divided? Outlined here is, first, the particular solution and then the general solution based on a central concept of probability, equally probable outcomes.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

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Informal Education,Grade 11,Combinations and permutations,Middle School,NSDL,Probability,Grade 8,Grade 9,Sample space and events,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184845384T,High School,Grade 10,Mathematics history,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,Famous problems,History/Policy/Law,Space Science

Language:

English

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