The site consists of an integrated set of components that includes expository text, interactive web apps, data probability a very short introduction pdf, biographical sketches, and an object library. To use this project properly, you will need a modern browser that supports these technologies.

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Real-life birthday distributions are not uniform, since not all dates are equally likely, but these irregularities have little effect on the analysis. 23 people as an example. 23 people have different birthdays is the same as the event that person 2 does not have the same birthday as person 1, and that person 3 does not have the same birthday as either person 1 or person 2, and so on, and finally that person 23 does not have the same birthday as any of persons 1 through 22. Let these events respectively be called “Event 2”, “Event 3”, and so on. One may also add an “Event 1”, corresponding to the event of person 1 having a birthday, which occurs with probability 1. 365, as person 2 may have any birthday other than the birthday of person 1. 365, as person 3 may have any of the birthdays not already taken by persons 1 and 2.

According to the approximation, the same approach can be applied to any number of “people” and “days”. The probability of no two people sharing the same birthday can be approximated by assuming that these events are independent and hence by multiplying their probability together. Which is not too far from the correct answer of 23. Using the birthday analogy: the “hash space size” resembles the “available days”, the “probability of collision” resembles the “probability of shared birthday”, and the “required number of hashed elements” resembles the “required number of people in a group”.

22 or less could also work. The generic results can be derived using the same arguments given above. The basic problem considers all trials to be of one “type”. The birthday problem has been generalized to consider an arbitrary number of types. Shared birthdays between two men or two women do not count.

32-member group of 16 men and 16 women and a 49-member group of 43 women and 6 men. A related question is, as people enter a room one at a time, which one is most likely to be the first to have the same birthday as someone already in the room? The answer is 20—if there is a prize for first match, the best position in line is 20th. Note that in the birthday problem, neither of the two people is chosen in advance. Thus in a group of just seven random people, it is more likely than not that two of them will have a birthday within a week of each other. Prime Minister, share the same birthday, 18 January. 32 squads had 23 players.