A History of the mathematical theory of probability from the by Todhunter, I. (Isaac)

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VI. part 1, page 217. 59. With respect to the work of John de Witt we have some- notices in the correspondence between Leibnitz and James Bernoulli; but these notices do not literally confirm Montucla's 40 JOHN DE WITT. statement respecting Leibnitz: see Le-tbniz6'Il8 Mathematische Schriften kerausgegeben '/Jon O. I. Gerhardt, Erste Abtheilung. Band III. Halle 1855. ys, page 78, Nuper in Menstruis Excerptis Hanoverae impressis citatum inveni Tractatum quendam mihi ignotum Pensionarii de Wit von Subtiler Ausl'echnung des valoria der Leib-Renten.

We :find it difficult in the present day to understand how such simple algebTaical propositions could be rendered more intelligible by the aid of areas and solids. 67. On pages 654-656 of the same volume of the Philosophical Tr~ we have Some further OonsideraJ,ions on the Breslaw Bills of Jfortalifly. By the same H anu:t, Jc. 68. De Moivre refers to Halley's memoir, and republishes the table; see De Moivre's DocflrVne of Olwtn,ces, pages 261, 345. CHAPTER VI. MISCELLANEOUS INVESTIGATIONS BETWEEN THE YEARS 1670 AND 1700.

It is true that eleven can only be made up of six and five; but the six may be on either of the dice and the five on the other, so that the chance of throwing eleven with two dice is twice as great as the chance of throwing twelve: and similarly the chance of throwing seven is six times as great as the chance of throwing twelve. 78. A work entitled Of the Lawl of 'Okooce is said by. MontucIa to have appeared at London in 1692; he adds mais n'ayant jamais rencontr~ ce livre, je ne puis en dire davantage.

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