Assignment for Monday, August 23, 1999

Complete the in-class activity we did on Friday, as far as you can go without using ProbSim. That is,

State what assumptions you need to make about the situation.

For example: For #1 we assumed that birthdays are spread evenly throughout the year and that people in rooms are there by a random process that does not lead to groups whose birthdays are biased toward a particular set of dates.

Describe your method of investigation.

In #1 we set up ProbSim to simulate selecting birthdates at random for 25 people:


You really can't do anything for this until you run the simulation. But, it might be useful if you try to ANTICIPATE the results you'll get.