Lewis Carroll's Obtuse Problem

Authors: 
Ruma Falk & Ester Samuel-Cahn
Abstract: 

Carroll's apparently impeccable solution to one of his probability problems is shown to answer another problem that is based on reasonable assumptions. His original assumptions, however, are self-contradictory, hence entailing paradoxical results.

Date: 
January, 2001
Published in: 
Teaching Statistics 23 (2001), 72-75
Number: 
235