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View Resource Quote: Lebowitz on the Lottery

A quote that might be used in examining the actual chance for winning lottery. The quote is by American author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz (1950 - ) and appeared in the 1994 book "Glibquips: Funny Words by Funny Women" edited by Roz Warren.

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View Resource Quote: Tan on Luck versus Chance

A quote that could be used in discussing the difference between probability (chance), which talks about the experiment about to happen, and luck, which talks about the results that have already happened. The quote is by American writer Amy Tan (1952 - ) from her 1991 novel "The Kitchen God's Wife."

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View Resource Quote: Mourning Dove on Chance

A quote that could be used in discussing the idea that results of an individual experiment are random and highly variable compared with the stability of the "long run". The quote is by Native American author Mourning Dove (1884 – 1936), also known as Christal Quintasket, in her 1927 novel "Cogewea, the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range"

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View Resource Quote: Tyler on Chance

A quote that might be used in discussing how statistical models attempt to incorporate the main relevant explanatory factors and assume that small components are part of random error term. The quote is by American novelist Anne Tyler (1941 - ) and appeared in the New York Times in 2004

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View Resource Quote: Manley on Revealing Secrets

A quote that might be used in discussing the Law of Large Numbers. The quote is by English author and satirist Delarivier Manley (1663 – 1724) from her 1709 book "Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality of Both Sexes."

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