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#1 2013-01-23 14:36:30

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 160

probability

My 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
lol

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#2 2013-01-23 15:53:30

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 85,265

Re: probability

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2013-01-24 15:10:48

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 160

Re: probability

that isnt correct. any other solution?


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

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#4 2013-01-24 18:01:17

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 85,265

Re: probability

Hi cooljackiec;

Are you sure? Post #2 is magical.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2013-01-25 11:42:14

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 160

Re: probability

ah, yes what you are getting is correct!


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

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#6 2013-01-25 11:49:25

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 85,265

Re: probability

Okay, 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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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