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#1501 2012-07-12 03:17:25

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi,

I did not get a closed form for that yet, just some estimates.
I think you have solved it, just divide your answer by 123456787654321.


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#1502 2012-07-12 03:42:49

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Re: Is this cool with you?

I don't think it is that simple. I have to find a reason to divide by 123456787654321.


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#1503 2012-07-12 03:47:45

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Re: Is this cool with you?

The question asks for the average, it was not clear earlier.


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#1504 2012-07-12 04:22:18

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Hi gAr

I see what the problem was. If I am correct, we understood that we were asked for the expected sum, not the excpected difference.


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#1505 2012-07-12 04:49:58

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Hi,

Actually, we did expected sum of the absolute differences.


"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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#1506 2012-07-12 04:56:24

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Yes. It wasn't clear that the boss wanted the expected difference.


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#1507 2012-07-12 05:32:51

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

It is clear that A and C should be fired.  That is the question. The constant 123456787654321 is a red herring. It does not even matter.


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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#1508 2012-07-12 05:55:45

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Yup. I still csnnot shake of the feeling that A in your puzzles represents anonimnystefy.


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#1509 2012-07-12 06:03:52

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Hi anonimnystefy;

A is a real person but you are a heck of alot smarter than he is. Your feelings are not accurate. A,B,C,D and E are real people. At least they are my perceptions of real people.


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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#1510 2012-07-12 06:06:37

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Are you B?


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#1511 2012-07-12 06:13:23

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B is a cool guy. I am glad to know him. He was a great Holdem player. A powerful combination of mind and body he dominated Vegas cardrooms for more than 16 years.  He was the finest programmer that ever lived. He was a great bowler, basketball player and a superb mathematician in the truest sense of the word. Charming, handsome, he had it all, a true Renaissance man.


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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#1512 2012-07-12 06:17:52

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Re: Is this cool with you?

You forgot to mention that he is a member of the forum under the username bobbym.


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#1513 2012-07-12 06:23:58

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I am afraid that is not true.


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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#1514 2012-07-12 06:26:29

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Maybe he is one of the two other bobbyms.


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#1515 2012-07-12 06:27:08

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He was seduced by the dark side of the force, and it consumed him.


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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#1516 2012-07-12 06:29:12

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So he was your Yoda part. That's why you changed your avatar. It is all coming together now.


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#1517 2012-07-12 06:33:48

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My Yoda part? Make sense man. Yoda is a puppet.


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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#1518 2012-07-12 06:35:43

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Re: Is this cool with you?

So, you are puppet? Of whom?


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#1519 2012-07-12 06:36:50

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Re: Is this cool with you?

No, Yoda is a real puppet. He is a sock with a funny head on top.


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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#1520 2012-07-12 06:37:54

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Re: Is this cool with you?

So are you. Right?


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#1521 2012-07-12 06:43:38

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Right? The chance that I have ever been right is too small to think about. I think I was close to right once.


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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#1522 2012-07-12 06:47:48

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But you said once that your posts are always correct. Is this like phrontister's little people game? You gave answers based on the linguistic properties of my posts?


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#1523 2012-07-12 06:50:18

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I thought we were talking about Yoda.


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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#1524 2012-07-12 08:44:06

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Re: Is this cool with you?

You changed the subject.


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#1525 2012-07-12 09:15:53

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Posts and right, aren't those two different things.


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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