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You are not logged in. #1 20130124 13:36:30
probabilityMy basketball team has eight games next month. We're pretty good; we have a 2/3 chance to win in each game. What is the probability we have a winning streak of at least four games at some point during the month? I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #3 20130125 14:10:48
Re: probabilitythat isnt correct. any other solution? I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #4 20130125 17:01:17
Re: probabilityHi cooljackiec; 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. #5 20130126 10:42:14
Re: probabilityah, yes what you are getting is correct! I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #6 20130126 10:49:25
Re: probabilityOkay, I told you post #2 was magical. The answer improves the longer it sits there. 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. 