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Note on probability

A bag contains two red, three green and five blue balls. You draw two balls in order without replacement. What is the probability that the first ball is red? What is the probability that the second ball is red? What … Continue reading

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Galois

Today is Évariste Galois’ 200th birthday. The event will be celebrated with the publication of a new transcription and translation of Galois’ works (edited by Peter M. Neumann) by the European Mathematical Society. The announcement is here. The life of … Continue reading

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