7. Rencontres with Montmort (1708)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch7

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Rencontres with Montmort (1708), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch7

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



  • Problème des Rencontres with Montmort (1708);
  • the ball in jar experiment with n = 7 balls, repeated several times;
  • problem, contribution to the theory of probability of de Montmort;
  • Bernoulli's proof of the solution to the game of Treize, in Montmort's Essay;
  • de Moivre's Doctrine of Chances


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  • Discussion