By Sheldon M. Ross

**A First path in likelihood, 8th Edition**, good points transparent and intuitive factors of the maths of chance thought, impressive challenge units, and quite a few different examples and functions. This booklet is perfect for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate point creation to likelihood for math, technological know-how, engineering and enterprise scholars. It assumes a historical past in uncomplicated calculus.

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220 (20)! ways of dividing the players into (unordered) pairs of 2 each. ]2 such divisions. Hence, the probability of no offensive–defensive roommate pairs, call it P0 , is given by P0 = (20)! 10 2 (10)! (40)! 20 2 (20)! ]2 (40)! To determine P2i , the probability that there are 2i offensive–defensive pairs, we ﬁrst 2 20 ways of selecting the 2i offensive players and the 2i defennote that there are 2i sive players who are to be in the offensive–defensive pairs. These 4i players can then 40 Chapter 2 Axioms of Probability be paired up into (2i)!

Assuming that each outcome is equally likely, we see that the desired probability is (365)(364)(363) . . (365 − n + 1)/(365)n . It is a rather surprising fact that when n Ú 23, this probability is less than 12 . That is, if there are 23 or more people in a room, then the probability that at least two of them have the same birthday exceeds 12 . Many people are initially surprised by this result, since 23 seems so small in relation to 365, the number of days of the year. However, 1 365 of having the same birthday, = every pair of individuals has probability 2 365 (365) 23 and in a group of 23 people there are = 253 different pairs of individuals.

K − 1 (c) By focusing ﬁrst on the choice of the chair and then on the choice of the other committee n − 1 members, argue that there are n k − 1 possible choices. (d) Conclude from parts (a), (b), and (c) that k n k = (n − k + 1) (e) Use the factorial deﬁnition of n + m r = n 0 m r +··· + + n r n 1 m r − 1 m 0 Hint: Consider a group of n men and m women. How many groups of size r are possible? 9. Use Theoretical Exercise 8 to prove that 2n n n n k 6. How many vectors x1 , . . , xk are there for which each xi is a positive integer such that 1 … xi … n and x1 < x2 < · · · < xk ?