Taking Chances Winning with Probability

ISBN-10: 0198526636
ISBN-13: 9780198526636
Authors: John Haigh
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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 and face other decisions that rest on their understanding of probability: buying insurance, following medical advice, carrying an umbrella. Yet many of us have a frightening ignorance of how probability works. Taking Chances presents an entertaining and fascinating exploration of probability, revealing traps and fallacies inthe field. It describes and analyses a remarkable variety of situations where chance plays a role, including football pools, the Lottery, TV games, sport, cards, roulette, coins, and dice. The book guides the reader round…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 400 Dimensions: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 0.880 lbs. Language: English