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- September 20th 2008, 05:28 PM #1

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## please help

A man has 2 boxes of mathces, each of which contain n matches at the start. He selects a box at random and uses one match from it each time he lights a pipe. What is the probability that when he selects the box at random, the box is empty and the other box has k matches in it. k=0,1,2,..,n?

- September 21st 2008, 03:31 PM #2