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World Series (Posted on 2002-10-30) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What is the probability of a world series ending after 4 games? After 5 games? 6 games? 7 games?

Assume that each team has equal probability of winning each game, regardless of who has won the previous games.

(For the baseball-challenged, the World Series ends after one team has won 4 games. Ties are not possible.)

See The Solution Submitted by Jim Lyon    
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  Subject Author Date
SolutionGeneral SolutionK Sengupta2007-06-19 05:05:13
AnswerK Sengupta2007-06-19 05:00:57
SolutionSolution...Erik O.2004-06-08 12:26:31
OOPS! (re: Additionally...)TomM2002-10-30 04:33:19
SolutionAdditionally...TomM2002-10-30 04:29:04
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