Title: The beginnings of probability
Online: http:/­/­mathforum.­org…
Creator: The Math Forum The Math Forum
Languge: en-US
Format: Lecture/Presentation
Description: These pages present, in terms of a fictional story based on true events, the problem that inspired the development of mathematical probability in Renaissance Europe by French mathematicians Pierre de Fermat and Blaise Pascal. Two equally skilled players are interrupted while playing a game of chance for a certain amount of money. Given the score of the game at that point, how should the stakes be divided? Outlined here is, first, the particular solution and then the general solution based on a central concept of probability, equally probable outcomes.
Subject: Mathematics history
Famous problems
Probability
Combinations and permutations
Sample space and events
Identifier: http://mathforum.org/isaac/problems/prob1.html
Source: Maths Forum

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