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# Match Experiment - Simulation for Hatcheck

Course Topic(s): Probability | Famous Problems, hat check | Combinatorics

$$n$$ balls numbered 1 through $$n$$ are randomly arranged. A match occurs when the ball number matches the position number. The number of matches is recorded. The distribution, mean and variance for the number of matches is shown. The number of balls can be varied from two to twenty. Explanation of how the distribution is found is not given.

Resource URL: http://www.socr.ucla.edu/htmls/SOCR_Experiments.html

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Subject classification(s): Univariate Distributions | Elementary Probability | Probability | Statistics and Probability

Creator(s): SOCR Project

Contributor(s): SOCR Resources

This resource was cataloged by Carolyn Cuff

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SOCR Publishing

This review was published on September 17, 2012