4. The Chevalier de Méré Problem II: The Problem of Points (1654)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch4

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) The Chevalier de Méré Problem II: The Problem of Points (1654), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch4

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 II, The Problem of Points (1654);
  • Cardano and the Problem of Points, the rounds each player had yet to win;
  • sample space, and the maximum rounds that could be played;
  • Fermat's reasoning, the waiting time for a given number of “successes”;
  • Pascal's and Fermat's solutions to the Problem of Points

Summary

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  • Discussion