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Some Surprising Probabilities from Bingo

J. Mercer
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematics Teacher
Year: 1993
Volume: 86
Issue: 9
Page range: 726-731

It is human nature to look for easy ways to get ahead. As teachers we would hope that studying probability would help our students understand why gambling is not such a way. Since bingo is a form of legalized gambling that is familiar to almost everyone, the game is worth spending some time to analyze. In fact, most of the fundamental concepts from discrete-probability theory can be covered by studying bingo.

*Mathematics > Probability and Statistics