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LatinA operis sui Oxon. anno 1693. impressa, pagin. 494. eundem ad 3096 profert. ArB OO'fljectfl/lKli, page 78. James Bernoulli seems to imply that the two editions of Wallis's Algebra. differ in their enumeration of the arrangements of the line due to Bauhusius; but this is not the case: the two editions agree in investigation and in result. James Bernoulli proceeds to say that he had found that there could be 3312 arrangements without breaking the law of metre; this excludes spondaic lines but includes those which have no cresura.

The title page is as follows: Of the laws of chance, or, a method of calculation of the hazards of game, plainly demonstrated, and applied to games at present most in use; which may be easily extended to the most intricate cases of chance imaginable. Tohn Ham. By whom is added, a demonstration of the gain of the banker in any circumstance of the game call'd Pharaon; and how to determine the odds at the Ace of Hearts or Fair Chance; with the arithmetical solution of some questions relating to lotteries; and a.

Muel. muel, que j'm ciM dans ma These•.. logismes, je ne Ie compte pour rien. Montmort, p. 387. • , which will be noticed in a subsequent Chapter. Acta Entil. 8uppl. Art. 59. 73. Nicolas Bemoulli has exaggerated the Jesuit's blunders. Caramuel touches on the following points, and correctly: the chances of the throws with two dice; simple cases of the Problem of Points for two players; the chance of throwing an ace once at least in two throws, or in three throws; the game of PaBSe-diD:. He goes wrong in trying the Problem of Points for three players, which he does for two simple cases; and also in two other prob~ems, one of which is the fourteenth of Huygens's treatise, and the other is of e:mct1y the same kind.

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