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Fateful Fickle Fifteen (Posted on 2005-03-24) Difficulty: 3 of 5
There is a bag with balls numbered 1 to 9. Two players take turns at randomly taking a ball from the bag. If a player gets three balls that sum fifteen, he wins. Getting fifteen with more or less balls doesn't count.

What are the odds of the first player winning? Of a draw?

See The Solution Submitted by Old Original Oskar!    
Rating: 4.0000 (1 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
No SubjectDerek Hyatt2007-02-19 11:01:25
re(2): Different numbersarmando2005-03-28 12:03:52
re: Different numbersarmando2005-03-28 10:44:16
Some ThoughtsDifferent numberse.g.2005-03-28 00:33:51
Solutionanother approach -- solutionCharlie2005-03-24 20:30:51
No Subjectarmando2005-03-24 19:23:35
re: faulty (suggestions)np_rt2005-03-24 15:54:20
Some Thoughtsfaulty "solution"Charlie2005-03-24 14:51:38
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