21. Lewis Carroll's Pillow Problem No. 72 (1894)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch21

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Lewis Carroll's Pillow Problem No. 72 (1894), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch21

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340

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Keywords:

  • Lewis Carroll's Pillow Problem No. 72 (1894), ascertaining colors;
  • Problem 72 attracting attention, as the Transcendental Probabilities;
  • Carroll's answer to Problem 21, as intentional, meant as a joke;
  • probabilities of bag containing B and W as 1/2, then BB and WB as 1/2 and 1/2;
  • the fallacy, challenge ceasing, as the probability of 2/3 giving the expected

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