What are the odds in the card game war that the game will start and finish on the first battle? [on hold]
What are the odds? My 6 year old daughter and I played war. On the first card we both played sevens and the battle bagan. We played three face down and one up and they matched again. Again, we ...
I'm trying to come up with a scheme for a lottery where each individual has roughly the same chance of becoming the winner, regardless of the number of tickets one holds. So no individual should have ...
The Chow & Robbins game ≈ 0.79295350640: improvements could come from simple statistics, or from a continuous version of the game
This question seeks help with improving a numerical estimate of the value of the Chow and Robbins game. Much about this game is unknown, such as whether its value is rational, but there are two routes ...
Let $\theta$ be normally distributed with mean $\bar \theta$ and variance $s^2$. Let $Z$ be normally distributed with mean $0$ and variance $\sigma^2$, and chosen independently of $\theta$. Define ...
I have the following setup: There is a collection of items I and a collection of partial rankings V. That is, an element of V is a total ordering on a subset of I. There is no expectation of ...