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## #26 2013-04-14 02:35:04

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.

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## #27 2013-04-14 02:38:53

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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 2013-04-14 02:40:33

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Atlast, I am starting to understand

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## #29 2013-04-14 02:40:42

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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.
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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## #30 2013-04-14 02:45:08

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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.'
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## #31 2013-04-14 02:48:03

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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.
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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## #32 2013-04-14 02:49:25

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Hi bobbym

What is the m's constant?

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## #33 2013-04-14 02:50:22

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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 2013-04-14 02:52:12

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That's good I missed that.

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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## #35 2013-04-14 02:55:24

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anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi bobbym

What is the m's constant?

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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## #36 2013-04-14 02:57:24

bobbym
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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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## #37 2013-04-14 02:58:55

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