29 Mar '14, 12pm

[Recap] The Birthday Problem - If someone bet in a room of 60 that he can find someone with the same birthdate.

[Recap] The Birthday Problem - If someone bet in a room of 60 that he can find someone with the same birthdate.

If you realize by now, the more people present in the bar, the more likely that you can find someone with the same birthday with you (excluding the year of course). It sounds counter-intuitive, but the solution is true. I thought that since there are about 50 over social-political bloggers in Singapore, the chance of finding someone with the same birthday is definitely greater than 0.5. Guess what, I found one same to mine just right next to my doorstep. Lastly, I used to tell this to my female students in Cambridge. If there is a guy coming to them making such a bet (usually a pub has about 100 people), don’t take the bet.

Full article: http://www.bernardleong.com/2007/10/15/the-birthday-problem/

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