A probability problem suitable for Problem-Based Learning

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46583/nereis_2021.13.782

Keywords:

Problem-Based Learning, Vertex matrix, Chu-Vandermonde summation formula

Abstract

We propose a simple probability problem for undergraduate level. This problem involves different branches of Mathematics, such as Graph Theory, Linear Algebra or hypergeometric sums, hence it is quite suitable to be used as Problem-Based Learning. In addition, the problem allows several variations so that it may be proposed to different groups of students at the same time.

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Published

2021-11-15