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ERIC Number: EJ1143736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
An Application of Probability to Combinatorics: A Proof of Vandermonde Identity
Paolillo, Bonaventura; Rizzo, Piermichele; Vincenzi, Giovanni
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v48 n6 p919-928 2017
In this paper, we give possible suggestions for a classroom lesson about an application of probability using basic mathematical notions. We will approach to some combinatoric results without using "induction", "polynomial identities" nor "generating functions", and will give a proof of the "Vandermonde Identity" using elementary notions of probability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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