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Including Leap Year in the Canonical Birthday Problem

M. Nandor 

February 2004, Volume 97, Issue 2, Page 87

Abstract:
A method for eliminating the assumption that there are only 365 day per year when deriving the equation that solves the canonical birthday problem. Compares formulas used for 365 days and 366 days. Includes table comparing sample probability values.

Keywords:
Article
Experimental / Theoretical
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing