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    Help with word problem

    determain that a randomly selected person has a birthday on the first day of the month

    determain that a randomly selected person has a birthday on the 31st day of the month

    determain that a randomly selected person was born in december

    determain that a randomly selected person has a birthday on november 8

    if you met someone and she asked you to guess her birthday are you likely to be correct

    do you think it is aproperate to use the methods of classical probability to compute the probability that a person is born in december
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    Assuming NO leap year, there are 365 days in a year. Then:

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmac97 View Post
    determain that a randomly selected person has a birthday on the first day of the month

    determain that a randomly selected person has a birthday on the 31st day of the month

    Mr F says: (no. of months with 31 days)/365.


    determain that a randomly selected person was born in december

    Mr F says: (no. of days in Dec)/365


    determain that a randomly selected person has a birthday on november 8

    Mr F says: 1/365.


    if you met someone and she asked you to guess her birthday are you likely to be correct

    Mr F says: With a probability of 1/365 for a correct guess, what do you think ......?


    do you think it is aproperate to use the methods of classical probability to compute the probability that a person is born in december
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