Category Archives: Probability

Another look at Titanic passenger data using two-way tables

It is well known that among the passengers in Titanic, women and children were more likely to survive. It is also well known that first class passengers were even more likely to survive than passengers in the other classes. We … Continue reading

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A look at Titanic passenger data using two-way tables

This is an introduction of data analysis for two-way tables using passenger data of the Titanic disaster almost one hundred years ago. The sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 was one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in … Continue reading

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The roulette wheel of fortune

The game of roulette is a wheel of fortune, unfortunately not for you but rather for the casino. Why? Five words – the law of large numbers. The people running the casino know these five words and their implication. They … Continue reading

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One gambling problem that launched modern probability theory

Chevelier de Mere (1607-1684) was a gentleman gambler in France who made it to the history book by turning to Blaise Pascal, an eminent mathematician of his time, for help in finding a mathematical answer for why he consistently lost … Continue reading

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