English Title

Solution to a very difficult question in the calculus of probabilities

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

412

Fuss Index

293

Original Language

French

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: E338, E600, E812, and E813, as well as this one. In this paper, Euler analyzes a lottery in which there are several classes of prizes and a guaranteed payment.

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1771

Written Date

1770

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 25, pp. 285-302.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 7, pp.162-179.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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