Episode 11: Expected Value
The Unknown Monster
In this episode we define Expected Value and offer an introductory puzzle to the concept, along with bonus problem, and we finish off our geometry sequence by solving the problem from last week’s episode.
Episode 12: Expected Value
Photographing the Chaotic Marching Band
To get the perfect photo of the marching band, the rows have to be in-step, but are choosing their starting foot at random. How many rows will be in step, on average?
Episode 13: Expected Value
How Many Snowboards Need Sharpening?
Rachel has six snowboards, one of which gets chosen for each day. How many distinct snowboards did she expect to use? We pose this wintry problem and then solve the pu...
Episode 14: Expected Value
Jayden is preparing for finals week, and wants to know how much time can he expect between his two finals. Can you help him out?