this may surprise you…
Not a lot of people can get their mind around this at first glance. So what is this paradox anyway? We have seen some cool ones like the double – slit experiment which can sort of be described as such. There are also some other viral ones making their way around the internet. But what about this one? Just about everyone has been in some sort of a classroom before and everyone has a birthday 😉
Imagine sitting in a classroom. Let’s say there are 30 people in the class. What are the odds that two people in the room have the same exact birthday? Mathematician Amir Aczel poses this question to a packed auditorium and engages the front rows in what is known as the “birthday problem.” The results may surprise you.
Ok so do you have any prelim guesses on this or strategy for solving it?
Does this involve algebra or more advanced statistics?
Let’s solve this math riddle in the video on page 2