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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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Date Of Record Creation 2005-05-12 12:13:00
Date Last Modified 2013-01-18 20:48:00
Date Of Record Release 2005-05-13 16:04:00
Relation http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/users/reese/cereal/cereal.html
Email Address http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/contact.php?to=George%20Reese
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Author Name George Reese
Author Organization University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
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