Second Midterm, Apr 9, Review Apr 7
The answers to odd problems.
If you want a hard copy, you can buy it at the AMS Bookstore.
But be sure to have it shipped by air or it will take 4 weeks to get here.
We will also use M. Nosal, Basic Probability as a supplement. It is available at the bookstore.
Aces and Eights: Dead Man's Hand
On August 2, 1876, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickock (1837-1876)
was shot and killed while playing poker in Deadwood,
Dakota Territory. He was shot by Jack McCall while
holding the ace of diamonds, the ace of clubs, the 8 of spades, the 8
of clubs, and
queen of hearts. Since then a poker hand with two pairs, aces and eights,
is called "dead man's hand."