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Tying Up Loose Ends with Probability

by Cathy Liebars (College of New Jersey)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
November, 1997

Subject classification(s): Numbers and Computation | Arithmetic | Decimals
Applicable Course(s): 2.7 Finite Math | 6.1 Probability & Statistics

The author describes an in-class experiment with strings being tied to form loops. The probability of the possible number of loops is examined.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Probability | Discrete Distributions, Other
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