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## #26 2014-10-02 12:06:53

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Those are all judgement sort of questions. You might consider that because there is an airport nearby the noise factor.

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## #27 2014-10-03 06:10:07

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Which floor is the sfest for a snail?

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## #28 2014-10-03 07:47:00

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Snails should live on the bottom floor because they do not move around very well.

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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## #29 2014-10-03 09:49:03

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Snails should live in the basement.

This sounds like actuarial maths.

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
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## #30 2014-10-03 12:10:35

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

It has not been established that there is a basement.

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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## #31 2014-10-03 15:33:47

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

What is actuarial mathematics?

Let us assume there is

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #32 2014-10-03 15:59:33

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

We are assuming there is actuarial mathematics?

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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## #33 2014-10-03 16:04:20

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

What is actuarial mathematics?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #34 2014-10-03 16:05:07

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

You know what an actuary is?

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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## #35 2014-10-03 16:06:12

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Is it something related to economics?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #36 2014-10-03 16:12:45

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

An actuary is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs. Actuaries may work for insurance companies, consulting firms, government, employee benefits departments of large corporations, hospitals, banks and investment firms, or, more generally, in businesses that need to manage financial risk. A career as an Actuary is better described as a "business" career with a mathematical basis than as a "technical" mathematical career.

I know one well, he is an excellent mathematician.

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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## #37 2014-10-03 16:19:47

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Who is he?

You like economics?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #38 2014-10-03 16:21:52

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

No, I do not. He is the legendary David Sklansky, one of my early teachers. But I have seen some examples of actuarial math and just let me say most math types could not go through the problems.

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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## #39 2014-10-03 16:25:38

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Post one in Exercises

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #40 2014-10-03 16:27:20

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

I already have. Most of mine are like that. They are working mathematicians. They do applied math.

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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## #41 2014-10-03 16:30:51

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

The person below is excited about actuary

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #42 2014-10-03 16:35:42

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Look in Exercises, all the "Bitter", "Bafflers", "What do you think" are some good examples.

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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## #43 2014-10-03 16:48:36

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

They do not look like economics!?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #44 2014-10-03 17:05:55

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Nope, but an actuary if you read the definition uses a lot of probablity and statistics. Of course combinatorics is connected. They are about as tough as some of the actuarial exams are.

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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## #45 2014-10-03 17:08:39

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Math Types cannot do the problems on those thread?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #46 2014-10-03 17:14:00

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

A certainly can not. How many people do you see in there answering them? I rest my case.

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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## #47 2014-10-03 17:22:15

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Only 3: stefy, gAr, ElainaVW

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #48 2014-10-03 17:25:41

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

And you. There were more before us.

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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## #49 2014-10-03 17:25:52

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

Well you are a detective, so then detect...

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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## #50 2014-10-03 17:30:36

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### Re: In a building, which floor is the safest?

bobbym wrote:

Well you are a detective, so then detect...

Is that me or stefy?

Yes, we had Ricky, JFF, but they are gone

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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