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*[[Forsooth (July-August 2005)]]
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*[[Å probability problem]]
*[[Å probability problem]]
Here is a nice probability question that one of our students asked us to solve.
<blockquote>QUESTION: We start with n ropes and gather their 2n ends together.<br>
Then we randomly pair the ends and make n joins. Let E(n) be the<br>
expected number of loops. What is E(n)? </blockquote>
If you happen to know a reference for this problem please mention this in the discussion page for this chance news.

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