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A Papal Conclave: Testing the Plausibility of a Historical Account

by Anthony Lo Bello (Allegheny College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
September, 1982

Subject classification(s): Statistics and Probability | Probability
Applicable Course(s): 3.7 Discrete Math | 6.1 Probability & Statistics

The author applies basic probability theory to the papal election of 1458.

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