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?
Episode 15: Expected Value
The Half-Court Shot
We solve the problem of the expected time between Jayden’s two finals, and present the last problem of the first season: how many half court attempts until Danielle ma...