The sticker collector’s problem

M. A. Diniz, D. Lopes, A. Polpo, L. E.B. Salasar

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We present a generalization of the coupon collector’s problem called the sticker collector’s problem. We cover four different ways to handle the problem, illustrating the results with the stickers of the FIFA World Cup album. This material could be used as motivating examples in undergraduate courses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalCollege Mathematics Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


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