Probability and the Birthday problem Part-III

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Probability and the Birthday problem Part-III
« on: June 02, 2012, 07:30:06 PM »
INTERESTING FACTS
We note that the same phenomenon pertains to deaths, for example, the probability that at least two former presidents of the United States share a birth month and day and the probability that at least two former presidents share a death day and month is the same. From the table (See Probability and the Birthday problem Part-I) for n = 44 presidents, the probability is 0.9328. Which shows that, there is about 93.28% chance that the former any two or more US Presidents share their birthday or death day.

James Polk (11th US President)
Warren G Harding (29th US President)
Millard Fillmore (13th US President)
William Howard Taft (27th US President)
Thomas Jefferson (3rd US President)
James Monroe (5th US President)

James Polk and Warren Harding were born on November 2; Milliard Fillmore and William Howard Taft died on March 8. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on July 4 (Independence Day). Of course, these presidentsâ€™ birth and death events do not prove the phenomenon.

References

Woolfson, M. M. Every day Probability and Statistics, Imperial College Press, 2008.
Deep, R. Probability and Statistics, Academic Press, 2006.
Blinder, S. M. Guide to Essential Math A Review for Physics Chemistry and Engineering Students, Academic Press, 2008.

To know more on the birth and death date/month/year of the US Presidents the following website would be helpful to the readers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_date_of_birth#Born_on_the_same_date
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_date_of_death#Died_on_the_same_day_in_the_same_year

To see the previous parts of this topic please visit
Probability and the Birthday problem Part-I  http://forum.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/index.php/topic,9321.0.html
Probability and the Birthday problem Part-II http://forum.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/index.php/topic,9322.0.html
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 07:41:40 PM by Mohammad Hassan Murad »
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asitrony

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Re: Probability and the Birthday problem Part-III
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 05:39:52 PM »
Nice information !

At last it reveals the secret.........................

Strange coincidence among American Presidents. Is there such a coincidence among ours. Please try to reveal such secret for ours.

Thanks

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Re: Probability and the Birthday problem Part-III
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 07:29:34 PM »
At first I want to thank you for encouraging me to get through this topic.
Yeah, I think there is much more coincidences among ours.
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Department of Natural Sciences,
Daffodil International University,
Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

sumon_acce

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Re: Probability and the Birthday problem Part-III
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 09:00:20 PM »
Thanks for sharing......is there any part?