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The LotteryIf you buy one lottery ticket in the UK your chances of winning are 1/14 Million, if you by TWO tickets the odds become 2/14 Million.. which is the same as 1/7million... #2 20110117 23:59:06
Re: The LotteryHi davelope; 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. #4 20110118 00:00:03
Re: The LotteryWhat does it pay when you win? 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 20110118 00:01:25
Re: The Lotteryhi davelope Last edited by bob bundy (20110118 00:04:46) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #6 20110118 00:21:45
Re: The LotteryThanks Bob, as I explained, it is the same as having a bag with 14 balls in it. #7 20110118 00:38:16
Re: The LotteryYes, the odds changed but not your expectation! 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. #8 20110122 05:08:31
Re: The LotteryFrom a friend: Just wondered if anyone had any comments on it.... #9 20110122 11:54:39
Re: The LotteryHi davelope;
You are kidding right? Just try and shut me up. There has been an alarming trend in science lately. Particularly among the Geneticists and Bio guys. Piqued over recent simulations that do not coincide with their favorite notions ( I will not say which one ) they are mouthing off that mathematics is incorrect.
Is it any more meaningful to say it is 17 degees celsius hotter than yesterday? Or to just say it is warmer than yesterday? 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. 