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AUGUST 2016 PUZZLE - "Chilling by the Box"
Submitted by Dave Thomas
Given the solution to the July Bonus (probability that at least one adjacent pair of freeze pops has the same color, in a packet of 10 pops made with 6 colors, is ~ 0.806):
The August Bonus: In a typical box of eight packets (=80 freeze pops), what is the most likely number of packets (0-8) having at least one pair?
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