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Digital Dice by Paul J. Nahin

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1. The Clumsy dishwasher Problem

We can calculate the theoretical probability as follows. There are image ways to assign any four, or all five, of the broken dishes to “clumsy.” The factor of 4 in the term image is there because, after we have “clumsy” breaking four dishes, the remaining fifth broken dish can be assigned to any of the other four dishwashers. ...

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