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How Many Tickets? (Part 2)


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#1 k-man

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

Here is a modified version of Bonanova's puzzle How Many Tickets?

 

Suppose n tickets numbered 1-n are in a box, and you draw five of them without putting them back in the box.

Your tickets have numbers p1, p2, p3, p4 and p5 on them.

You don't know how many tickets are in the box, but you are asked to estimate how many there are.

 

What estimate of n has the highest likelihood of being correct?


 


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

Here is a modified version of Bonanova's puzzle How Many Tickets?

 

Suppose n tickets numbered 1-n are in a box, and you draw five of them without putting them back in the box.

Your tickets have numbers p1, p2, p3, p4 and p5 on them.

You don't know how many tickets are in the box, but you are asked to estimate how many there are.

 

What estimate of n has the highest likelihood of being correct?


 

 

Here's an answer

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#3 Krishna Kutty

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

Spoiler for I think...


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

Spoiler for Hint


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#5 bushindo

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:14 AM

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You're right

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:45 AM

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After some more thoughts about this problem, I think I found my source of confusion and am ready to take another stab at the answer

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

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