I need some help with probabilities. Anyone on that feels comfortable giving me a hand?
Cool, so my issue is as follows.
I generate an 8 character alphanumeric sequence.
Then I generate another.
If its assumed to be random, what are the odds that any of the characters match up?
For example, the first might be - a b c d 1 2 3 4
The second might be - a 1 f f f g g g
What are the probabilities for 1 character overlapping? 2? 3? all 8?
Order not regarded of course.
I've been there, watched that. I still need your help!