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Programming the Matching Birthday Problem

Posted on:  April 6, 2014

In a previous post, I solved a fairly famous probability problem about two or more people having a matching birthday (in a room of size n). In this post, I show how to write a program for a Texas Instruments graphing calculator, which will perform the calculations. The program produces surprising results, which can be fun to share with family and friends, and learning to use the TI-83's program feature can be an easy way to learn a little computer programing.   Read more