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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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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Lets 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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Atlast, I am starting to understand

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bobbym

What is the m's constant?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That's good I missed that.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi bobbym

What is the m's constant?

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Uh-huh! Okay.

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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