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R? Assume that n Ú ri=1 mi . for which exactly k of the xi are equal to 0. Consider a function f (x1 , . . , xn ) of n variables. How many different partial derivatives of order r does f possess? ∗ 23. Determine the number of vectors (x , . . , x ) such n 1 that each xi is a nonnegative integer and ∗ 22. n xi … k i=1 SELF-TEST PROBLEMS AND EXERCISES 1. How many different linear arrangements are there of the letters A, B, C, D, E, F for which (a) A and B are next to each other? (b) A is before B?

N, implying that x is not contained in Ei contained in Ei , in turn implying that x is i c n n . This proves the ﬁrst of DeMorgan’s laws. 3 =⎝ n c Ei ⎠ 1 AXIOMS OF PROBABILITY One way of deﬁning the probability of an event is in terms of its relative frequency. Such a deﬁnition usually goes as follows: We suppose that an experiment, whose sample space is S, is repeatedly performed under exactly the same conditions. For each event E of the sample space S, we deﬁne n(E) to be the number of times in the ﬁrst n repetitions of the experiment that the event E occurs.

In other words, each clubs (or any other speciﬁed card) follows the ﬁrst ace is also 52 of the 52 cards of the deck is equally likely to be the one that follows the ﬁrst ace! Many people ﬁnd this result rather surprising. Indeed, a common reaction is to suppose initially that it is more likely that the two of clubs (rather than the ace of spades) follows the ﬁrst ace, since that ﬁrst ace might itself be the ace of spades. This reaction is often followed by the realization that the two of clubs might itself appear before the ﬁrst ace, thus negating its chance of immediately following the ﬁrst ace.