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#1 2011-08-08 14:52:27

MathsIsFun
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Probability: Independent Events

Here is another one I am finishing off: Probability: Independent Events

(And there will be some more related pages soon)

Comments/suggestions welcome


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2011-08-08 16:59:02

ganesh
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Re: Probability: Independent Events

Hi MathsIsFun,

The page is flawless. The illustrations make the page are enlightening. Thanks!


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#3 2011-08-08 18:24:30

bob bundy
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Re: Probability: Independent Events

hi MathsIsFun

Looks excellent to me.

The same birthdays example is one that always takes people by surprise.  When you are adding extra pages would you be able to make one that shows the calculation?  Interactive?  ie. see the calc for different choice of 'n'?  smile

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#4 2011-08-08 18:46:43

bobbym
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Re: Probability: Independent Events

Hi;

Very good! Only one thing, I think you will have to reinforce that birthday calculation with at least one example. People tend not to believe it.


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.

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