@article {MATHEDUC.06241633,
author = {Shannon, Christine},
title = {When the proof is not quite enough.},
year = {2013},
journal = {Mathematical Spectrum},
volume = {46},
number = {1},
issn = {0025-5653},
pages = {32-40},
publisher = {Applied Probability Trust (APT) c/o University of Sheffield, School of Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS), Sheffield},
abstract = {Summary: This article presents a problem motivated by an experiment in psychology which is a nice application of both the conditional probability and infinite series. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to use computer simulation first to build intuition about the correct solution to the problem and then to build confidence in the results once the theoretical calculations are complete. The problem is to select a sequence of pairs of color words (with replacement) from a set of four colors in such a way that there would be approximately equal numbers of matching and nonmatching pairs subject to the constraint that successive pairs must be distinct.},
msc2010 = {K90xx (M90xx K50xx K60xx I30xx R20xx)},
identifier = {2014a.00805},
}