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ERIC Number: EJ781827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
A Simple "Pig" Game
Johnson, Roger W.
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v30 n1 p14-16 Jan 2008
Our pig game involves a series of tosses of a die with the possibility of a player's score improving with each additional toss. With each additional toss, however, there is also the chance of losing the entire score accumulated so far. Two different strategies for deciding how many tosses a player should attempt are developed and then compared in terms of expected score. (Contains 2 tables and 9 formulas.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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