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…

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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 =…

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Student Puzzle editor Anirban DasGupta set a problem about random walks, in the October/November issue. The deadline for submitting your solution is December 1, 2020. See the puzzle here.…

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Deadline: December 1, 2020 Puzzle Editor Anirban DasGupta offers “more or less a textbook problem” this time, which pertains to various important questions on linear polymers. He says, “It will be easy for you to read about the connections; you can figure out most of the parts very quickly.” Here

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Deadline September 15, 2020. Student members of IMS are invited to submit solutions to bulletin@imstat.org (with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The names of student members who submit correct solutions, and the answer, will be published in the issue following the deadline. The Puzzle Editor is Anirban DasGupta. His decision is

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