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In how many ways can you make change for a dollar? [duplicate]

I know there are questions related to this on the site but they are not in the context I am looking for (basic statistics). This problem is at the end of the section introducing combinations and ...
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Expected value over many trials

I am a poker player and was talking to my friend about expected value. He claimed that if you play far enough above your bankroll, expected value can be negative, even if you have a skill edge. I ...
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Problematic Permutation Problem

i see a problem without any definition. would you please help me? i want to calculate the number of permutations of 1,2,...,1392 that 696 numbers be in the natural positions (from all numbers, 696 ...
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two correlated process

I apologize if this question is not placed in the right place. But I am having a hard time to figure it out. It would be greatly appreciated if some one could help me out. Assume that there are two ...
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What is the joint probability distribution of number of balls after $n$ draws?

The following problem came into my mind when I am studying the Polya Urn Model. At the beginning, from a bin containing $c_1$ balls labeled $1$, $c_2$ balls labeled $2$, … , $c_m$ balls labeled $m$, ...
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Combinatorics: Mean and Variance of an indicator function of items arranged in a circle.

I have a problem from a homework which I've been struggling with. I normally wouldn't post homework here, but I've spent several hours trying to understand the correct way to solve this , to no avail. ...
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Drawing previously undrawn cards from a deck

Suppose you have a deck of $y$ cards. First, randomly select $y-x$ distinct cards and sign the face of each, then shuffle all the cards back in to the deck. Proceed as follows: Draw a card. If it is ...
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DNA Sequence Distinct Way

we know The genetic code is based on the four nucleotides adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). These are connected in long strings to form DNA molecule. with three A, one C, two G ...
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A point in a circle is selected at random. Calculate probability that point is closer to centre than circumference

State any assumption(s) you make Well, I decided to draw a circle with a center at the origin of a Cartesian plane. It had radius r so it's coordinates on the axes were (0, r), etc. I then drew ...
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On a real line R points a,b are randomly selected such that -2<=a<=2 and 0<=b<=3. Find the probability that | a - b | > 1

Let's say that C is the set where |a-b|>1 So I suppose you could say plot it as coordinates where the x-axis (labelled a) is from [-2,2] and the y-axis (labelled b) is from [0,3]. Now |a-b| must be ...
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In how many ways can 4 girls and 3 boys sit in a row such that just the girls are to sit next to each other? Answer: 288

In how many ways can 4 girls and 3 boys sit in a row such that just the girls are to sit next to each other? Answer: 288 Please explain how to get this. I understand that we have GGGG => 4 ...
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Question about the poly-Euler preprint

I'm looking over the preprint on poly-Euler numbers, and I think there might be a typographical error on the third line because $j=0$ leads to a discontinuity. Could somebody explain the substation ...
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Count all events for k distinguishable items in n distinguishable bins

I want to count all the possible cases that I can distribute k distinguishable items in n distinguishable bins, for example for 3 items and 2 bins I have the next n^k the possible cases are: I ...
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Set Questions? Need someone to help show

I tried doing these and I have the answers, but I can only do A. Can someone show me how to do the rest? I have the answers but don't know how to get to them..
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A committee requires one accountant, two marketing agents..

A committee requires one accountant, two marketing agents, and four board members. If there are four accountants, three marketing agents, and seven board members available for selection in the ...
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How to measure how many % is done

Let's say that 100 people are going to two exams. They must pass both. In the first exam, 20% of people go forward to the next exam. In the 2nd exam, 50% of people complete and therefore complete the ...
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Possible combination of k unique pairs between two sets

Given two sets $S_1$ and $S_2$, where $|S_1| = n$ and $|S_2| = m$, I want to find all combinations of sampling $k$ unique pairs from the two sets without replacement. How many combinations are there? ...
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Number of elements and number of different basis of $\mathbb F_5^3$

Let $\mathbb F:=\mathbb F_5$ the field with five elements. (i) How many elements has $\mathbb F^3$? (ii) How many different basis has $\mathbb F^3$? My idea: (i) $\mathbb F^3$ has $5^3$ elements. ...
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Combinatorics question - seats

In how many options can we arrange random number of men (identical men) in line of 15 chairs but: 1. 2 men can't sit next to each other. 2. next to each empty chair - there is at least one men. i ...
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Probability, chose two skittles, out of 2 skittles left from a bag of skittles with 5 colors.

so me and my friend are studying statistics but we are just stuck on this stupid skittle question we made up ourselves when we tried to guess the colors of the two last skittles so we can see who will ...
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Green balls and Red balls, probability problem

I'm studying for my exam and I came across the following draw without replacement problem : ...
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Probability: 30 balls in a bucket, homework

i need some help with some homework, first time i am doing probability and statistics, id like to know if my 2 answers below are correct, and how i can solve the remaining 2. There are 30 balls in a ...
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Fewest number of moves to win the game 2048?

I'm trying to figure out the fewest number of moves one could make to win the game 2048. In another thread, someone placed the figure at 520, but I'm wondering if anyone knows how to mathematically ...
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Why does the keyword “distinct” change the solution to much?

I don't understand why the second answer is different from the first. Aren't they the exact same thing? How many ways can we distribute 10 distinct balls into 5 distinct boxes? $5^{10}$ is correct ...
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What is the probability that $x_1+x_2+…+x_n \le n$?

Given that $X_1, X_2...$ are mutually independent random variables. For each $i$ with $1\le i \le n$ the variable $X_i$ is equal to either $0$ or $n+1$ $E(X_i)$ = $1$ also.. if $X_i$ is equal to ...
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Baseball Statistic Problem

Problem If a batter has a batting average of 300 (he hits 30% of his times at bat), what is the probability that the batter has a streak of six hits? Attempt I see that there are 2^6 = 64 possible ...
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What is the probability no slots contain more than two balls given I am trying to sort 5 balls into 6 slots?

I am having a difficult time understanding how to approach this problem. Suppose I have $6$ total slots and $5$ balls. Now, I assign the balls at random to the slots. What is the probability that no ...
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Drawing balls from multiple urns

I'm working on a hobby project and ran in to a statistical / combinatorical problem that I'm having trouble answering. I'm somewhat familiar with urn models, so I've phrased it like that below, but ...
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a probability question related to computing the variance of a specific pattern

With respect to a given sequence of points $\{X_1, ... X_t, ...X_n\}$. I can understand why $E[S]= \frac{n-1}{2}$. But how to get that $Var[S]$.
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QUESTION PROBABILITY [closed]

A large protein of 1205 AA was produced AND IT HAS errors of average 8 mistakes/200 Calculate probability to produce protein with a) No mutation b) Less than 2 mutations c) Exactly 3 mutations ...