Help me with my homework! (No real effort required)

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Xindaris

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Help me with my homework (We have a match!)

So, for a certain class I need 25 people to give me their birthdays, not the year, just the month and day of said month.

I know my own birthday, so I just need 24 replies from different people telling me theirs, and I can complete my assignment and maybe get an A from the results. It takes only a few seconds to do and you'll be helping a fellow Iwakuan out, so do it please?
 
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Razilin

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December 11. Factoid: Star Trek First Contact first hit theatres on this day. I had a geekgasm when my sister bought me tickets that day.
 
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Lunatic AI

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May 23. Nothing interesting that I know of. My papa wore a pink hat.
 
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Ochalla

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Why? No, I'm curious, what does knowing a small sample of people's birthdays have to do with anything?
 
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Fluffy

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February 22nd. My mom and siblings were took sick to celebrate and I was recovering from the flu, so I stayed at my current home (boyfriend's family house) where I got Zombieland and candles for presents. We had ice cream cake and my fave dinner: Chicken Parmesan, baked asparagus and noodles.
 
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megane-kun

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March 13....

My siblings' birthdays: November 13 and July 31
My parents' birthdays: June 19 and September 15
 

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Why? No, I'm curious, what does knowing a small sample of people's birthdays have to do with anything?
They are going to round up your soul and grind it into jelly?
 

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23rd September.
 
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Ampoule

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July 31.


I'd guess it's some sort of math thing? Had to do something like this myself before...but just came up with imaginary people ;-; I was too QUIET, POLITE AND MEEK to ask anyone for their b-days.
 
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Got the same birthday as Captain Nic ... November 7th
 
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Xindaris

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Awesome, now I can explain.
I was supposed to find out whether there was a match (at least one pair of people with the same Month/day birthday) within a random sample 25 people, and since there are...that should be all I need. I couldn't explain it beforehand because this way a lie is just as useful as the truth.

And yes, it's for a probability and statistics class, I think it's called the birthday problem. The math part is to find out how many people there need to be for there to be about a 50% chance of at least one pair of matching birthdays.
 
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Sweet~Taboo

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YAY! I partially helped, but as Diana told me there is actually more people on here that share birthdays...........felt like sharing that as well! Good luck with your thing though
 

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I'M AUGUST 26! :D
 

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January 1st, New Year's Day. Now that's probably not a common one.
 
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Warmaster Death

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November 3rd.

and for reference, the year was 1989. best year in the history of the world.

as far as im concerned anway.
:jack:
 
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Razilin

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Awesome, now I can explain.
I was supposed to find out whether there was a match (at least one pair of people with the same Month/day birthday) within a random sample 25 people, and since there are...that should be all I need. I couldn't explain it beforehand because this way a lie is just as useful as the truth.

And yes, it's for a probability and statistics class, I think it's called the birthday problem. The math part is to find out how many people there need to be for there to be about a 50% chance of at least one pair of matching birthdays.
Wouldn't you need a much larger pool to work with for that to get p = 0.5 (50%)? Or are you doing an extrapolation problem?