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From Bocce to Positivity: Some Probabilistic Linear Algebra

Kent E. Morrison
Mathematics Magazine
Vol. 86, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 110-119
DOI: 10.4169/math.mag.86.2.110
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/math.mag.86.2.110
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Abstract

Summary A question in geometric probability about the location of the balls in a game of bocce leads to related questions about the probability that a system of linear equations has a positive solution and the probability that a random zero-sum game favors the row player. Under reasonable assumptions, we are able to find these probabilities.

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