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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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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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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?

*Last edited by Nehushtan (2013-04-14 02:48:42)*

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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.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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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.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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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 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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That's good I missed that.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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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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