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The setup is as follows. We have n people that may have a disease. We could test everyone, but that'd be very expensive. Given that there's a probability p that folks might carry the disease, what's the optimal testing strategy?

To figure this out we'll do a bit of maths but we'll also play around with some programming tools. If you want to code along, you'll want to install the following tools with pip.

python -m pip install jupyterlab ipywidgets pandas matplotlib sympy

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This series of videos is different from most other content on this website. It will be more of an exposition on how to approach a problem rather than a collection of lessons that teach you how to use a tool. That's because this content was made for a competition for maths content.