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Taking chances : winning with probability

Author: John Haigh
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"What are the odds against winning the Lotto, The Weakest Link, or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The answer lies in the science of probability, yet many of us are unaware of how this science works. Every day, people make judgements on a wide variety of situations where chance plays a role, including buying insurance, betting on horse-racing, following medical advice - even carrying an umbrella. In Taking Chances,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Haigh
ISBN: 0198526636 9780198526636
OCLC Number: 52644662
Description: xiv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: What is probability? --
lotteries --
football pools, premium bonds --
one coin, many games --
dice --
games with few choices --
waiting, waiting, waiting --
TV games --
casino games --
bookies, the tote, spread betting --
this sporting life --
lucky for some --
miscellanea --
probability for lawyers.
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What are the odds against winning the Lottery, making money in a casino, or backing the right horse? Every day, people make judgements on these matters, yet many of us are ignorant of how probability  Read more...

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