Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Math 450 Senior Seminar presents "Bingo by the Numbers" on Thursday, November 14

Find out how to calculate your actual odds of yelling BINGO! in any given game.  Actuarial Science/Mathematics senior David Devine will guide us through the mathematics of the Bingo card. 

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
Bingo by the Numbers
by David Devine
Thursday, November 14
1:40 - 2:30
in Patterson 301


Abstract: Nearly everyone has played the traditional game of Bingo. This presentation will take a deeper look into the mathematics behind this game. Using a geometric probability distribution, we will explore the average number of calls it takes to complete a game of Bingo. Next, we will take a look at the probability of achieving a Bingo on the nth call, and determine how the number of cards in play may affect this probability.

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Photo by Abbey Hendrickson, Flickr.com, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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