Posted by **kirk** on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 3:40pm.

On a roulette wheel are 36 slots numbered 1 through 36

and 2 slots numbered 0 and 00. You can bet on a single

number. If the ball lands on your number, you receive

35 chips plus the chip you played.

a. What is the probability that the ball will land on 17?

b. What are the odds against the ball landing on 17?

c. If each chip is worth $1, what is the expected value

for a player who plays the number 17 for a long time?

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