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posted by Melea .
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

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.
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