Student Puzzle Corner
Student Puzzle Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Our respondent Raimundo Julian Saona Urmeneta, who is a PhD student at the Institute of Science and Technology in Austria, has done a lovely and complete job of solving the previous puzzle. Congratulations to Raimundo. We are publishing his answer [below] as…

Deadline: February 1, 2021 Puzzle Editor Anirban DasGupta sets a problem on maximum likelihood estimation in a sports scenario. Between two badminton players $A$ and $B$, player $B$ has a probability $p_1 = p$ of returning a serve or a shot from $A$, and $A$ has a probability \$p2 =…