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- Jan 26, 2012

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Each individual in a group of n students is asked to pick an integer at random between 1 and 10 (inclusive). What is the smallest value of n that assures at least a 50% chance that at least two students select the same integer?

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Show your work! Intuition is not enough for this problem and might be wrong.

Hint:

This problem is based off of the Birthday problem. You can use the same method to solve it.

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Remember to read the POTW submission guidelines to find out how to submit your answers!

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