suppose that people enter an empty room one by one until a pair of people share a birthday. on average, how many people will enter before there is a match?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

my approach was to have 200 people entering; the birthdays of the first 100 people were stored into one array while the second 100 people's birthdays were stored in a different array. then i compared these arrays until they had the same value. my problems are -- 1) i'm not sure if my code is right for the approach i have, 2) i want to get an average so would the best way be move what i already have inside another for loop, 3) should the value be the same every time i execute it?

Code (Text):

#include <iostream>

#include <cstdlib>

#include <ctime>

using namespace std;

int figure(int s[], int p[]);

int main(){

const int MAX_SIZE = 100;

int p[MAX_SIZE] = {0};

int s[MAX_SIZE] = {0};

srand(time(0));

for (int i = 0; i < MAX_SIZE; i++){

s[i] = rand()%364;

}

for (int k = 0; k < MAX_SIZE; k++){

p[k] = rand()%364;

}

cout << figure(s,p);

}

int figure(int s[], int p[]){

for (int j = 0; j < 100; j++){

if (s[j] == p[j])

return j;

break;

}

}

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# Homework Help: Birthday probability

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