There are candy packs and each candy pack has 1 of 60 collectable stickers. How many packs do I need to buy to complete the collection

I'm not sure what kind of problem this is and therefore don't know how to solve it.

  • Kav10 Kav10

    This is a probability and expected value problem. Problems like this need to come with a bounty!

1 Answer

There is no number of packs that you can buy to guarantee compeletion of the collection. You can buy $1,000,000$ candies all of them could have the same sticker, and you will end up with 1,000,000$ stickers of the same type. You probably mean this question to be answered in probabilistic sense. If so, it should be a separate question and come with a good bounty.

Join Matchmaticians Affiliate Marketing Program to earn up to 50% commission on every question your affiliated users ask or answer.