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## #76 2013-04-01 00:02:31

Agnishom
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### Re: rat run probability

What is that formula about?

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## #77 2013-04-01 00:09:52

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### Re: rat run probability

He used Bayes theorem to find the answer without simulation. It is 1 / 13 , verified by simulation.

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## #78 2013-04-01 00:11:40

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### Re: rat run probability

How do you use Bayes Theorem?

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## #79 2013-04-01 00:17:38

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### Re: rat run probability

It is pretty much a plug in to a formula. We will need the solution to a which is 2 / 13 and some notation. Ready?

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## #80 2013-04-01 00:20:07

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### Re: rat run probability

You also need the solution to b).

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## #81 2013-04-01 00:22:45

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### Re: rat run probability

b) he has by a nice piece of reasoning to be 1 / 2.

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## #82 2013-04-01 00:26:32

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### Re: rat run probability

I saw it. But I am not sure it must be true. How do you know that all exits have the same probability of being exited through?

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## #83 2013-04-01 00:29:57

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### Re: rat run probability

I checked his answer using a markov chain and it also agreed with his simulation.

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## #84 2013-04-01 00:34:02

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### Re: rat run probability

I am not saying that the answer of 1/2 is not correct. Just that the reasoning you guys used might not be sound (I am referring to the one where you claim that the probability is 1/2 because two halves of the exits are on 3).

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## #85 2013-04-01 00:40:01

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### Re: rat run probability

The simulation and the Markov chain is what I base the 1/2. But his idea does appear to work.

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## #86 2013-04-01 00:55:05

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### Re: rat run probability

d)i) seems to be around 0.246...

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## #87 2013-04-01 01:01:08

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### Re: rat run probability

You might be right I do not know yet.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #88 2013-04-01 01:03:35

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### Re: rat run probability

The number's are varying a lot. I am getting stuff from 0.246 to 0.2464 .

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## #89 2013-04-01 01:07:59

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### Re: rat run probability

If that is a simulation, that is not a big variation.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #90 2013-04-01 01:09:20

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### Re: rat run probability

I bigger one (10 million tries) gave 0.246225.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #91 2013-04-01 01:11:28

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### Re: rat run probability

You can easily determine the accuracy of that 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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## #92 2013-04-01 01:13:08

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### Re: rat run probability

How?

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## #93 2013-04-01 01:19:18

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### Re: rat run probability

You can be pretty sure that the true answer lies between those two numbers,

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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## #94 2013-04-01 01:24:01

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### Re: rat run probability

Why is that?

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The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #95 2013-04-01 01:26:56

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### Re: rat run probability

It is based on statistics using the standard deviation.

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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## #96 2013-04-01 01:32:00

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### Re: rat run probability

Anyway... Do you have an idea what the exact answer might be?

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #97 2013-04-01 01:38:44

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### Re: rat run probability

Hi;

Not yet, I am swamped right now and have not looked at it.

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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## #98 2013-04-01 02:30:57

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### Re: rat run probability

Okay. Post if you get anything...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #99 2013-04-01 06:43:20

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### Re: rat run probability

bobbym wrote:

Yes!

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## #100 2013-04-01 08:15:47

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### Re: rat run probability

Hi Agnishom;

I am sorry but I have completely forgot what we were going to go over.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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