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Re^3: Birthday Chances

by morgon (Priest)
on Jul 29, 2010 at 23:14 UTC ( #852015=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Birthday Chances
in thread Birthday Chances

it would stand to reason when the possibilities get larger than 366, you are probably going to have two people with the same birthday

Not probably but definitely.

If you have a group of 366 (or more) people you always have 2 people that share the same birthday (assuming a non-leap year).

This reasoning is called "pigeonhole principle".

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