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What do you think?Hi; is a cube? 2) This one can be a little tough. 10 people attend a raffle. The probability that 4 people at the raffle have the number n is .2508. What is the probability that a random person at the raffle has that number. 3) A guy owns a small casino. It only has one gaming table. He would like to earn 1000 dollars a day with it. There is only a flat bet of 2 dollars per roll and the players probability of winning is 18 / 37. The payoff is 2 dollars. How many games must be played on average for him to earn his 1000 dollars. Since he doesn't like to lose he needs to also know what is his chance of losing in any single day. There were certain inconsistencies in the way this problem was phrased originally, this created problems in solving it. These were pointed out by All_Is_Number. I have modified it to have a clean solution. Last edited by bobbym (20091203 07:12:01) In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #2 20091203 07:15:34
Re: What do you think?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20091204 18:31:34
Re: What do you think?I thought about the first one for a while and couldn't conjure up an answer. Mind posting the results in hidden text? #4 20091206 09:04:27
Re: What do you think?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20091207 15:10:11
Re: What do you think?Wow, that mod stuff is confusing. <.< #6 20091208 10:28:19
Re: What do you think?Here is a good one: In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20091208 21:43:43
Re: What do you think?Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #8 20091209 03:39:10
Re: What do you think?Hi mathsyperson; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20091214 08:30:38
Re: What do you think?Problem #6: In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #10 20091215 05:17:29
Re: What do you think?Hi Bobby, Last edited by phrontister (20091215 05:30:26) "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #11 20091215 06:18:58
Re: What do you think?Hi Bobby and everyone #12 20091215 06:45:36
Re: What do you think?I think I found out myself Last edited by Rasmushdahl (20091215 06:46:45) #13 20091215 07:28:04
Re: What do you think?Hello Rasmus; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20091215 08:35:20
Re: What do you think?Hello phrontister; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20091215 21:54:39
Re: What do you think?Hi Bobby, "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #16 20091216 05:17:28
Re: What do you think?Hi phrontister; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #17 20091224 10:50:28
Re: What do you think?Problem #7: In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #18 20091224 11:02:20
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Found one so far: Last edited by phrontister (20091224 11:09:33) "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #19 20091224 11:05:24
Re: What do you think?Hi phrontister; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #20 20091224 11:12:48
Re: What do you think?Oops! <blush> Corrected it. "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #21 20091224 11:28:05
Re: What do you think?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #22 20091224 11:35:50
Re: What do you think?Oh. I was just in the middle of typing out all the other decimalplace versions of that number when I saw your post. "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #23 20091224 11:37:55
Re: What do you think?Yes, there are an infinite amount of whole number answers. But they are very large. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #24 20091224 11:53:40
Re: What do you think?Are these the next two higher ones? Yes...I can see that there are an infinite number of answers. Last edited by phrontister (20091224 12:01:15) "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #25 20091224 11:58:36
Re: What do you think?This is the largest answer my calculator can handle: Used the copy/paste functions! And I didn't bother typing in the comma delimiters this time! Last edited by phrontister (20091224 12:40:03) "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson 