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Probabilities of Clumps in a Binary Sequence

by David M. Bloom (Brooklyn College of CUNY)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 1996

Subject classification(s): Statistics and Probability | Probability | Elementary Probability
Applicable Course(s): 7.2 Probability

A collection of cards, \(r\) with red faces \(b\) with black faces, are randomly laid face down in a row. What is the probability that \(t\) cards of the same color lie consecutively?

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Probability | Combinatorics
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