Friday the 13th - It's a fortune

  1. Find and discuss the probabilistic words in this article. Order them from least likely to most likely.
  2. What subjective words related to chance can you find in the article? Do you believe in luck?
  3. How do you think the professor calculated the average number of Friday the 13th's per year? As a project obtain calendar data and check the value.

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