Reference numberCLP/1/4
TitlePaper, 'Questions of chance' by Mr [Francis] Robartes
DescriptionRobartes muses on two problems:

1: A gamester tries his fortune at a lottery book consisting of seven prizes and 43 blank. How many times he will undertake to pick a prize, or what is the least number the gamester can demand whilst still winning?

2: Two gamesters A and B case dice as follows, A rolls it once and B rolls it twice for every roll A makes. What are the odds that one will roll the chance?

Subject: Mathematics

Read to the Royal Society on 9 March 1691.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8413Robartes; Francis (c1650 - 1718); politician and natural philosopherc1650 - 1718
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