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## #26 2013-04-15 00:35:04

bobbym

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Yep, and there could be no fives or 4 fives before. Point is, we can say nothing about the 14 cards above.

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.

## #27 2013-04-15 00:38:53

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Let’s rephrase the original cookies question in a different way. Suppose the 14 cookies are lined up in a row. What is the probability that the 7th cookie from the left is a chocolate-chip one?

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## #28 2013-04-15 00:40:33

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Atlast, I am starting to understand

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## #29 2013-04-15 00:40:42

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Hi;

That's what the calculation is up there. But it is overkill.

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.

## #30 2013-04-15 00:45:08

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Isn't it just 6/14 =3/7 ?

'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'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #31 2013-04-15 00:48:03

bobbym

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That's right! The other methods produce that answer too. If you program it you will get the same answer. They just are not necessary.

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.

## #32 2013-04-15 00:49:25

anonimnystefy
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Hi bobbym

What is the m's constant?

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
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #33 2013-04-15 00:50:22

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#### bobbym wrote:

I just have to convince Agnishom and he can be a toughie.

I thought you were going to say he could be a tough cookie.

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## #34 2013-04-15 00:52:12

bobbym

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That's good I missed that.

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.

## #35 2013-04-15 00:55:24

anonimnystefy
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#### anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi bobbym

What is the m's constant?

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
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #36 2013-04-15 00:57:24

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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.

anonimnystefy
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