
06575081
j
2016c.00904
Chrysafi, Loucas
On a game of chance and fairness.
Math. Comput. Educ. 50, No. 1, 610 (2016).
2016
MATYC Journal, Old Bethpage, NY
EN
K55
stochastics
probability theory
university teaching
games of chance
two players
Bernoulli trial
probability of success
beginner's advantage
unfair games
duration of the game
fair games
possible scenarios
statistical inference
random variables
independence
mathematical expectation
From the introduction: A game of chance involving two players playing against each other is considered. The advantage of playing first is examined, as well as questions involving mathematical expectation and fairness. Two players, Alice and Bob, take turns playing a game of chance. The probability that either player wins this game is a Bernoulli trial with probability of success $p$ ($0