Category: Probability

China’s one-child policy

In order to limit the growth of its population, the Chinese government decided to limit families to having just one child. An alternative that was suggested was the “one-son” policy: as long as a woman has only female children she is allowed to have more children. One concern voiced about this policy was that no family would […]

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Waiting bus paradox

Waiting bus paradox One stochastic textbook example I’m experiencing every day. To win the battle against this, I need a smart phone and a GPS bus tracking system… Back to the days when app like ‘Google Now’ was not available, we’ll just cross fingers hoping the bus schedule follows Poisson distribution, which ideally provides equal […]

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