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The Cereal Box Problem: A lesson in expected value

Poses the following problem: Suppose there was one of six prizes inside your favorite box of cereal. Perhaps it's a pen, a plastic movie character, or a picture card. How many boxes of cereal would you expect to have to buy, to get all six prizes?
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Author Name: 
George Reese
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Source Code Available
Intended User Role: 
Teacher, Author
Resource Type: 
Free for All

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