## Balls in a Jar

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The number of combinations to take 10 balls out of 20 is 20!/(10!)^2=184756.

The number of combinations to take 5 balls of each color is (10!/(5!)^2)^2=63504.

This means in 184756 games you lose 63504 games and win 121252 games in average, totaling a loss of $5756. In other words, you lose about $0.03116 per game in average.

Therefore, the gamble is not fair.

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