Chapter 14.FOM, Problem 3P

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Textbook Problem

**Dividing a Jackpot** A game between two players consists of tossing a coin. Player

The French Mathematician Pascal and Fermat corresponded about this problem, and both came to the same correct calculations (though by very different reasonings). Their friend Roberval disagreed with both of them. He argued that player

**(a) ** Continue the game from the point at which it was interrupted, using either a coin or a modeling program. Perform the experiment

**(b) **Calculate the probability that player

To determine

(a)

**To perform:**

The experiment

Explanation

**Given:**

A game between two players consists of tossing a coin. Player

The French Mathematician Pascal and Fermat corresponded about this problem, and both came to the same correct calculations (though by very different reasonings). Their friend Roberval disagreed with both of them. He argued that player

**Approach:**

The probability of an event

Here,

To determine

(b)

**To find:**

The probability that player

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