(a) The first outcome is determined by the toss of a coin and then each successive outcome has probability 2/3 of being the same as the previous outcome
(b) Each outcome is determined by the toss of a coin
(c) The first outcome is determined by the toss of a coin and then each successive outcome probability 2/3 of being different from the previous outcome.
Exchange sequences with another group and see if you can figure out the types.
Proprietary to the United Press International September1981 1-in-100 million chance
Lottery officials say there is a 1-in-100 million chance the same 4-digit lottery numbers would be drawn in Massachusetts and New Hampshire on the same night.
But that's just what happened Tuesday, when the number 8092 came up.
``There is a 1-in-10,000 chance of any 4-digit number being chosen at any given time,'' said Massachusetts Lottery Commission spokesman David Ellis.
``But the odds of it happening with two states at any one time are just fantastic,'' he said.
Fifteen states currently have lotteries, Ellis said, of which 13 have numbers games similar to Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
But, said Tom O'Heir, the director of the Lottery's computer services, ``the odds of the same number being drawn between New Hampshire and Massachusetts is 1-in-100 million.''
For an exact match, the number paid $5,842 in Massachusetts and $4,500 in New Hampshire.
Hal Stern has shown that if you look at how football scores differ from the point spread, they have approximately a normal distribution with mean 0 and standard deviation 13.86. Using this, decide if the ``teaser" bet is a favorable, fair or unfavorable bet.