English Title

On the probability of sequences in the Genoese lottery

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

338

Fuss Index

300

Original Language

French

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1767

Written Date

1767

Content Summary

The Genoese lottery was the first number lottery, and as such drew much attention from 18th century mathematicians. Its chief expositors were Nicolas Bernoulli and Euler. Euler himself devoted at least five papers to the subject: E412, E600, E812, and E813, as well as this one. Here Euler investigates the probability that various sequences of numbers will be drawn.

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 21, pp. 191-230.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 7, pp.113-152.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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