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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: 83,234

Re: probability

Hi;


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.

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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: 83,234

Re: probability

Hi cooljackiec;

Are you sure? Post #2 is magical.


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.

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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: 83,234

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.
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.

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