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Math Bite: The Dagwood Random Nap


Wilke D. English (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor) and W. D. Kaigh (University of Texas at El Paso)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 2000

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

An old Dagwood cartoon introduces brief discussion of a simple problem involving random walks.

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Probability | Discrete Distributions, Bernoulli and Binomial
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