skullturf wrote:What's your stopping criterion: (1) you stop when you've seen every comic at least once, or (2) you stop when there's at least one comic you've seen twice?
(2) is the birthday problem; (1) is the coupon collector problem.
Bomaz wrote:Does that really change anything?
The first 200 give you unique comics. Then you have (n-200)/((n-200)-x) for each comic x>=200, from tomtom2357s solution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSV_Alvin#Sinking wrote:Researchers found a cheese sandwich which exhibited no visible signs of decomposition, and was in fact eaten.
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