Birthday Paradox

October 12, 2012

In the study of probability, the Birthday Paradox states that in a group of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that two will have the same birthday; in a group of 57 people, the odds rise to 99%.

Your task is to simulate the birthday paradox over many trials and verify the odds. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.

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