CPSC 411: Quiz 9
October 30, 2008

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  1. (1 pt) Consider a card game in which each player initially gets 5 cards from a deck of 52 cards. Suppose someone claims "The probability of getting 4 kings is one in a million." Regardless of the truth of the claim, what is the underlying sample space to which the person is referring?





  2. (2 pt) What assumpion has to be made in order to do a probabilistic analysis of a deterministic algorithm?





  3. (2 pt) How does a randomized algorithm avoid the necessity of making the assumption referred to in the previous question?