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2) A roulette wheel has 38 slots.

36 of them are the numbers 1 - 36. The remaining 2 are "0" and "00".

You can bet on a single number.

If the ball lands on your number, you win 35 chips plus the chip you bet.

a. If each chip is worth $1, what is the expected value for a player

who bets the number 17 for a long period of time?

We have: . .

Therefore: .

[If he plays 3000 times, he can expect to lose about $79.]