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Greetings!Greetings everyone my name is Josh I am currently going back to school. It's been a very long time since I did any type of math. #2 20130426 12:43:47
Re: Greetings!Hi JoshH; 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. #3 20130426 18:54:54
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Re: Greetings!Hello and welcome to the forum. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #5 20130426 22:40:22
Re: Greetings!hi JoshH You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #6 20130427 15:33:22
Re: Greetings!Excel Simulations like figuring out totals over a 12 month period if 3% of the student body drops out of a course each month for twelve months. I figured it out for now but I am sure I will be back the instructions on how to do these problems can be trouble some at times considering I have very experience with math in general. #7 20130427 15:42:10
Re: Greetings!That is a problem involving recurrences. It is fairly easy with a programming language, tougher with math. How come you are working on that level of math problem if you say you are inexperienced at math? 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. #8 20130427 16:25:17
Re: Greetings!I am currently enrolled in a video game design course. They are teaching me how to do the problems but I am still lost. The course work is online. #9 20130427 16:29:00
Re: Greetings!Hi; 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. #10 20130427 16:31:19
Re: Greetings!believe it or not it seams someone already posted the question in a previous post. I was trying to use the same formulas but I had no luck getting them to work in excel. here is the question. You are going to roll four twentysided dice. If the rolls total to 20 or less, roll two more twentysided dice and add that to the total. For instance, if the total of my four die rolls is 32, then that is the score of the game. If the total is 17, then I roll two more dice and add that to the total. If these two bonus dice total 20, then the score of that game is 37. Of ten thousand games, what is the average score? #11 20130427 16:34:09
Re: Greetings!I am more interested in know how to actually set this up and what the problems are called more than anything. I really want to develop my math skills. #12 20130427 16:35:17
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Where? 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. #13 20130427 16:40:03
Re: Greetings!wont let me post up the whole link #14 20130427 17:45:31
Re: Greetings!hi JoshH You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #15 20130427 19:08:43
Re: Greetings!I remember it now, the exact analytical answer is in post #9. I did not write down the gf and now do not have any idea how to do it. 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. #16 20130427 19:19:31
Re: Greetings!hey guys I ended up doing the second problem on that post in a long format with excel going down and doing 10k simulation runs of 4 sided dice then nest to it a column with additional rolls if less than twenty. I then go the average score which was 41%. just wondering if my formulas where right here is what I typed up. #17 20130427 21:02:58
Re: Greetings!hi Josh You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #18 20130428 00:44:11
Re: Greetings!Hey guys just woke up! Thanks a Million bob! I was up till 5 am this morning working on the excel problems. I feel like I am honestly learning it and you all are being very helpful. #19 20130428 01:33:47
Re: Greetings!alright I am currently working on a problem with 10k sims in a game where you have 10 chances to flip a heads or tails coin to win a dollar the rule to win is you must roll heads four times in a row. I made the 10k sim cells then went across over ten columns with the command of =RANDBETWEEN(0,1). now what is left is figuring out how to add the ten cells in the next column to show a winning or losing roll and also have a sum average at the end to see the probability of winning in this game. #20 20130428 03:21:40
Re: Greetings!Hey Bob I was trying to run the coin simulation in excel and while I get the first bar correctly working the next 3 bars that give you results seam to not work. I am using excel on a mac. #21 20130428 03:24:46
Re: Greetings!hi Josh You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #22 20130428 03:29:40
Re: Greetings!thanks a bunch if you think screen shots would help you out let me know I will screen cap the issue I am having. #23 20130428 03:31:39
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?? Not understanding you. If you let 0  tails and 1 = heads then a win occurs when you get 1111 at some point in the ten rolls. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #24 20130428 03:33:03
Re: Greetings!Yes an image would help. Can you post here yet or point to an image elsewhere. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei 