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What is the expected number of distinct elements when choosing N random elements of a set of size N?

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closed as off-topic by Kevin P. Costello, Andrés E. Caicedo, Andrey Rekalo, Ricardo Andrade, Suvrit Sep 25 '13 at 21:43

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I've spent 4 hours on this problem using Mathematica and only came up with a slow numeric solution. – cool-RR Sep 25 '13 at 18:37
Check out:… – Benjamin Dickman Sep 25 '13 at 19:34
Found an answer here:… Thanks! – cool-RR Sep 25 '13 at 20:07

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