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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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