Will I get Married?

Discrete Mathematics Level 3

In Russian folklore this was a way that a girl of marriageable age could determine her chances of getting married within a year.

She holds six long blades of grass in her hand with the ends protruding at the top and bottom. Another girl then ties the upper six ends in pairs and the lower six ends in pairs also.

If, by following this procedure the blades of grass turn into one big ring, then she will get married within a year.

So what would you say are the chances of this girl of getting married within the year?

State your answer as a decimal correct to 3 places.


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