Explore (Statistics)

Birthday

In a class of 23 students, the chances are fifty-fifty that two of them will have the same birthday. Now that may sound impossible since… Read more

Hit Streak

In 1941, Joe DiMaggio got a hit in 56 straight games. This record has never been beaten. Some say it is the greatest record in… Read more

Pascal’s Triangle

Another famous pattern, Pascal’s triangle, is easy to construct and explore on spreadsheets. Create a formula for any cell that adds the two cells in… Read more

Powerball

You just won the Lottery worth $600,000,000. You have a choice between taking it as a lump sum of $376.9 million or in yearly payments… Read more

Probability: Flipping a Coin

That probability is multiplicative is not an easy concept for many of us. Using the spreadsheet with our ability to make tables and to cut… Read more