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## #101 2013-03-28 22:46:18

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### Re: Another coin problem

Agnishom wrote:

No, we do not have GCSE in India. Atleast I don't think so.

For international students, IGCSEs are offered by the CIE and Edexcel exam boards (I think those are the only two, I could be wrong). They are designed to offer qualifications of a similar level to GCSE to students not living in England.

## #102 2013-03-28 23:43:19

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ζfunc, Y U NO SIGN UP?

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## #103 2013-04-04 00:07:14

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### Re: Another coin problem

NEW PROBLEM

There are 150 balls marked in a bag which are marked in a range of 1 to 150. Three random balls are taken out and laid on the table. What is the probability that the three balls are taken out in an ascending order?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #104 2013-04-04 11:51:48

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### Re: Another coin problem

Hi Agnishom;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #105 2013-04-04 14:14:39

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### Re: Another coin problem

I also got something like that

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #106 2013-04-04 19:29:23

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### Re: Another coin problem

Amazingly it is the same answer for any n.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #107 2013-04-04 20:33:30

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So, how?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #108 2013-04-04 20:51:20

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### Re: Another coin problem

It uses three series to get the answer.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #109 2013-04-04 21:28:09

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### Re: Another coin problem

Hi,

Once we have 3 numbered balls on the table, the sample space is those 3 numbers.
Hence, the probability is 1 / 3!

May be it's more complicated if we are dealing with multisets?

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## #110 2013-04-04 23:53:49

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Thats a brilliant concept but what about the series?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #111 2013-04-05 00:05:09

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### Re: Another coin problem

Thats a brilliant concept

Brilliant and a lot shorter.

but what about the series?

Hmmm, the methods of experimental math never promise the shortest solution! They just promise a solution.

c = 150

To prove for any c it is always 1 / 6 as gAr's method proves.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #112 2013-04-05 02:15:25

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Yikes!

Where did you get that formula from?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #113 2013-04-05 02:21:50

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### Re: Another coin problem

From programming. it is rather quite easy to visualize but difficult to explain.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #114 2013-04-05 02:36:25

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I can do neither.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #115 2013-04-05 02:39:13

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Like everything else it comes eventually. But you already know how to program.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #116 2013-04-05 02:56:08

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Sort of...
Thats how I made that wild guess, but it doesn't help me to point out the exact

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-04-05 02:57:05)

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #117 2013-04-05 03:01:42

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### Re: Another coin problem

It will take some time before anyone can solve problems well.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #118 2013-04-05 03:27:34

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And what should he do in that time?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #119 2013-04-05 03:38:55

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### Re: Another coin problem

1) Work on problems!

2) Learn how to program well.

3) Learn and use a CAS.

4) Learn an interactive geometry program.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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