3. The Chevalier de Méré Problem I: The Problem of Dice (1654)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch3

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) The Chevalier de Méré Problem I: The Problem of Dice (1654), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch3

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:

  • The Chevalier de Méré Problem I, The Problem of Dice (1654);
  • probabilities, calculated using multiplication rule of probability;
  • de Mere's error in reasoning, of an incorrect Old Gambler's Rule;
  • de Moivre's Gambling Rule, in solving the classic problem;
  • critical values using the Old Gambling Rule, and de Moivre's Gambling Rule

Summary

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  • Discussion