Bingo Paradoxes

Start: 11/15/2017 - 4:15pm
End  : 11/15/2017 - 5:15pm


Art Benjamin (HMC)


Imagine you are walking past a crowded Bingo parlor with hundreds of people playing. Suddenly you hear one person excitedly call out "Bingo!". Is it more likely that they have 5 in a row or 5 in a column (or are they the same)? Or is the most probable outcome diagonal? The answers may surprise you.
This is joint work with HMC alums Joseph Kisenwether and Ben Weiss, and Pomona alum Jay Cordes.

Argue Auditorium, Millikan, Pomona College

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