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#376 2014-01-18 04:52:24

gAr
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi,

Last edited by gAr (2014-01-18 04:55:43)


"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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#377 2014-01-18 04:57:20

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#378 2014-01-18 05:03:10

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi,


"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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#379 2014-01-18 05:05:07

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#380 2014-01-18 05:10:25

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Re: Probability problem.


"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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#381 2014-01-18 05:18:25

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Re: Probability problem.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#382 2014-01-18 05:21:09

gAr
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Re: Probability problem.


"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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#383 2014-01-19 01:10:15

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Re: Probability problem.


What is the expected value of the variable c in the following snippet of code?

c=0
a=0
while (a!=0xffffffff)   # loop until all 32 bits in 'a' are 1
    i=random(0,0xffffffff+1)      # get a random number between 0 and 2^32-1
    a=a | i             # set the bit values
    c=c+1               # increment c

Last edited by gAr (2014-01-19 18:42:28)


"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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#384 2014-01-19 07:41:44

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#385 2014-01-19 15:34:52

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Re: Probability problem.

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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#386 2014-01-19 17:56:59

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#387 2014-01-19 18:10:32

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi,

Last edited by gAr (2014-01-19 18:11:23)


"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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#388 2014-01-19 18:16:35

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#389 2014-01-19 18:41:22

gAr
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Re: Probability problem.

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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#390 2014-01-19 18:48:15

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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#391 2014-01-19 19:16:12

gAr
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Re: Probability problem.

Okay.


"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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#392 2014-01-20 01:57:55

bobbym
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#393 2014-01-20 02:01:29

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Re: Probability problem.

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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#394 2014-01-20 03:16:22

bobbym
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#395 2014-01-20 03:30:59

gAr
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi bobbym,

Okay.


"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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#396 2014-01-20 03:35:54

bobbym
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#397 2014-01-20 04:01:48

gAr
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi,


"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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#398 2014-01-20 04:08:39

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#399 2014-01-20 04:18:45

gAr
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Posts: 3,479

Re: Probability problem.

Hi,


"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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#400 2014-01-20 04:20:26

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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