Bingo Paradoxes

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

Category
Colloquium

Speaker
Art Benjamin (HMC)

Abstract

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.

Where
Argue Auditorium, Millikan, Pomona College

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