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

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,560

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


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

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 16,455

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.


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

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,878

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


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


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

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 93,928

Re: Probability: Independent Events


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 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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