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 The Peanuts (Posted on 2003-02-18)
Although some of the things in this problem aren't true in real life just assume they are in the question.

When growing peanuts the following happens:

• for every 2 single chambered peanuts there will be one double chambered peanut
• for every 2 double chambered peanuts there will be one triple chambered peanut
• for every 2 triple chambered peanuts there will be one quadruple chambered peanut.

When a company packages 1000 peanuts in one bag they take peanuts randomly from a giant bin that contins all the peanuts grown. What are the odds that there will be 1000 individual nuts?

•  Submitted by Alan Rating: 3.7500 (4 votes) Solution: (Hide) In a series of posts (see comments), Charlie explains why the probability of this is roughly 1 in 55 cases.

 Subject Author Date Solution K Sengupta 2007-05-07 12:04:10 How about this? perucho 2003-07-27 13:56:24 re: Slight Correction Charlie 2003-02-24 09:13:00 Slight Correction Charlie 2003-02-24 09:08:21 Simulation confirmation of probability Charlie 2003-02-23 11:31:12 Solution? levik 2003-02-22 19:40:42 re(3): Ground Rules and First Thoughts troy 2003-02-20 11:43:56 re(2): Ground Rules and First Thoughts Charlie 2003-02-19 03:21:09 re: Ground Rules and First Thoughts Charlie 2003-02-19 03:16:03 re: Ground Rules (Correction) TomM 2003-02-18 02:20:52 Ground Rules and First Thoughts TomM 2003-02-18 02:15:21

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