Posted by Melea on .
Hot numbers in a lottery are numbers that keep coming up. Cold numbers are numbers that have not "hit" in awhile.Some people select hot numbers or cold numbers when buying a ticket. Using probability,explain whether this makes sense. Please answer this question. Thanks

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Ms. Sue,
It doesn't make any sense to choose either hot or cold numbers.
Assuming the game is fair, each number has the same chance of being selected as any other number.