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July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Posted by **need help** on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 1:18pm.

1.Who was Blaise Pascal and how did he help start the study of probability?

2.Who was Pierre de Fermat and how did he help start the study of probability?

3.What was the relationship between Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat and what were they studying when they began writing about probability ?

4.What is the probability that a certain event is going to happen?What is the probability that a certain event is going to happen?

1.Blaise was a mathematician born on June 19,1623 in Clermont- Ferrand, France. Pascal was a child prodigy who was taught by his father a tax collector at home. Pascal was restricted in his studies early on including mathematics. When he was twelve his father allowed him to read Euclid's Elements which he mastered quickly. At the age of fourteen he was admitted to the weekly meetings of Roberval, Mersenne, Mydorge, and other French geometricians. Then in 1641, at the age of eighteen, he constructed the first arithmetical machine. In 1654 he began to discuss a method for division of stakes with Pierre de Fermat . Pascal and Fermat not only came up with a convincing solution to the division of stakes but they also developed concepts that continued to be the fundamental of probability till this day.

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