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#2126 2013-02-16 22:55:04

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2127 2013-02-16 23:17:20

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"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."

#2128 2013-02-16 23:26:57

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Hi;

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2129 2013-02-16 23:31:28

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That's an awesome formula!
I'll take  a break, see you later...

"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."

#2130 2013-02-16 23:34:47

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Hi;

Okay and thanks for coming in. Have you seen Conroy's new dice problems?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2131 2013-02-16 23:54:27

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

#2132 2013-02-17 00:33:31

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2133 2013-02-17 00:34:57

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

#2134 2013-02-17 00:35:24

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2135 2013-02-17 00:45:09

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Hi bobbym,

Any problem particularly interesting?

"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."

#2136 2013-02-17 00:46:50

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There is one that is dynamite. It is mine! Look at #10.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2137 2013-02-17 00:52:33

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Hi,

Ah, yes, that looks terrific!
Did you try for a face showing up more than twice?

"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."

#2138 2013-02-17 00:54:44

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Yes, that is my problem. Three times a face must show.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2139 2013-02-17 00:58:38

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Solved using markov chains?

"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."

#2140 2013-02-17 01:00:41

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Yes, a 730 x 730 matrix. But I did not solve it, I just proposed it to him. He solved it and emailed me that he would add it to the pdf.

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2141 2013-02-17 01:07:49

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It reminds me of your urn problem.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

#2142 2013-02-17 01:08:26

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Oh, you meant that you proposed the problem, I thought it was yours to solve!
I'll give it a try as well.

"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."

#2143 2013-02-17 01:09:13

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Hi gAr and anonimnystefy;

Correct!

I proposed a bigger version of the urn problem to him so that he would work on it for the pdf. Ours is just as tough but can not be phrased as a dice problem.

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2144 2013-02-17 02:51:39

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I think I have found a connection of that problem with this sequence.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

#2145 2013-02-17 02:56:33

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I am not following what you mean.

First, which problem?

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2146 2013-02-17 03:02:45

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10th problem from that pdf. The probability that the ith dice will be a third of a number is Binomial[i-1,2]/6^(i-1) *the (i-2)th number of the 6th row of the first triangles in the examples.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

#2147 2013-02-17 03:04:33

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Is it the first third of a number?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2148 2013-02-17 03:07:04

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Third?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

#2149 2013-02-17 03:09:30

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That table is giving the probability of the the ith ball being a third one in a box. But is it the first ball to be the third one in any box or could there be others?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

#2150 2013-02-17 03:15:57

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The table doesn't give the probability. To get the probability you need to multiply by Binomial[i-1,2]/6^(i-1)

It is the probability that the number on the ith dice is the first one to appear 3 time.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón