Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

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

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,660

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: 23,086

Re: Probability: Independent Events

Hi MathsIsFun,

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

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.


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

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 8,071

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


Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
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: 109,606

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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.


Board footer

Powered by FluxBB