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Do you know the birthday paradox?

TOPICS: birthday, birthday paradox, common intuition, mathematical truth, paradox

The birthday paradox states that within a set of 23 people (a classroom, for example) the probability that two of them have the same birthday is 50.7% It is likely that few have heard of the birthday paradox. This refers to a mathematical approach which establishes that within a group of 23 people, the probability […]

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TOPICS: birthday, birthday paradox, common intuition, mathematical truth, paradox

The birthday paradox states that within a set of 23 people (a classroom, for example) the probability that two of them have the same birthday is 50.7% It is likely that few have heard of the birthday paradox. This refers to a mathematical approach which establishes that within a group of 23 people, the probability […]

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