Simple combination problem, probability problem ```Name: yendor Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1995 ``` Question: What is the probability of winning the Texas lottery by entering once? This is the state lottery where six numbers between 1 and 50 are chosen. Replies: The number of combinations of 6 items taken from a pool of 50 is: ``` 50! ------ = 15,890,700 44! 6! ``` Only 1 of these will be the winning combination, so you have 1 chance in 15,890,700 of winning with a single lottery ticket. Therefore, the probability is 1/15,890,700 or about 0.000000063. rcwinther Click here to return to the Mathematics Archives

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