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## #976 2012-11-04 11:27:56

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

I meant, we can discuss the method of solving that problen over there.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #977 2012-11-04 11:33:33

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

I would discuss it with you in a hot air balloon circling the air in under 80 days.

I meant learning the other means. gAr and I have been going over tons of problems just like that one and have been trying to refine our weapons for solving them.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #978 2012-11-04 11:43:52

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hmmm... I don't think I own a hot air baloon...

And handling weapons without a lisence is illegal, so you better watch out!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #979 2012-11-04 11:49:48

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

You are right I might accidentally shoot down some of those balloons that are circling the earth.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #980 2012-11-04 11:52:55

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

It would be nice if it were only baloons they are circling the Earth in...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #981 2012-11-04 12:04:09

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

Yes, it would be wouldn't it?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #982 2012-11-19 00:21:49

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

New Problem:

A player deals out one card at a time and then replaces it in the deck and reshuffles. If he does this 7 times what is the probability that all 4 suits have shown up?

A says) Probability is so easy. The probability is 1 of course.

B says) How do you figure that, I am getting...

C says) 1 it is, I just ran a simulation and it happened every time. Or almost every time.

D says) What happened?

E says) C, wouldn't it have to happen every time for the probability to be 1?

A says) It was probably round off error. Those blasted computers can't even do the simplest problem.

Can you answer the question?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #983 2012-11-23 05:34:23

gAr
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #984 2012-11-23 05:48:06

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi

I am getting

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #985 2012-11-23 05:56:11

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #986 2012-11-23 05:56:49

gAr
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi,

My simulation agreed with my answer, did you try one as well?

Hi bobbym,

Now I'm worried!
Nevermind, I did not replace the cards, I'll try again.

Last edited by gAr (2012-11-23 05:59:53)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #987 2012-11-23 05:59:46

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;

Did you have it with replacement?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #988 2012-11-23 05:59:54

anonimnystefy
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Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,037

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #989 2012-11-23 06:01:08

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #990 2012-11-23 06:02:59

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,037

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #991 2012-11-23 06:05:25

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #992 2012-11-23 06:13:13

gAr
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Posts: 3,479

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi,

With replacement, my simulation is agreeing with your answers.
It's late here, so I'll try to be back tomorrow.

See you guys, have a nice time..

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #993 2012-11-23 06:15:05

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;

Thanks for verifying it. Hope to see more of you soon. Have a good night.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #994 2012-11-23 19:26:41

gAr
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #995 2012-11-23 19:28:40

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr and anonimnystefy;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #996 2012-11-23 19:33:36

gAr
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### Re: Bafflers?

The problem with replacement was trickier than without replacement.
It took me much more time to figure it out!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #997 2012-11-23 19:38:13

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

Yes, three of us worked on it and had the same reaction. It took more time than I expected it to.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #998 2012-11-23 19:42:30

gAr
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Posts: 3,479

### Re: Bafflers?

Yes, and it's a nice problem by the way. Thanks!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #999 2012-11-23 19:44:18

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

One that makes you work very hard is always a good one. Thanks for working on it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #1000 2012-11-23 19:48:40

gAr
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### Re: Bafflers?

No problem, I hope to find more time after a couple of weeks.
See you soon!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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