English Title

The solution of certain difficult questions in the calculus of probabilities

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

600

Fuss Index

301

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Collection article

Published Date

1785

Written Date

1781

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, E412, E812, and E813, as well as this one. In this paper, Euler investigated the probability that all numbers or some fewer numbers be drawn in a sequence of lotteries.

Original Source Citation

Opuscula analytica, Volume 2, pp. 331-346.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 7, pp.408-424.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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