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How Fast Will We Lose?

by Ron Hirshon (College of Staten Island NY)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 2010

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

The probability of losing in exactly \(n\) steps of the gambler`s ruin game is investigated.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Probability | Famous Problems, Gambler's Ruin
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