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## #1 2013-05-09 12:03:12

anonimnystefy
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### Statistics

This is a thread where you can pose problems in statistics or solved the prolems already posed.

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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## #2 2013-05-09 12:22:04

bobbym
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### Re: Statistics

Easy. Just a warmup really.

Two players play 100 games of pool. The first player wins 57 games and the second wins the rest. The second player declares he is just as good as the first despite the result which he claims was luck. How likely is the second players claim.

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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## #3 2013-05-09 12:36:21

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

Wouldn't it be 0?

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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## #4 2013-05-09 16:44:43

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Statistics

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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## #5 2013-05-09 20:22:40

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

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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## #6 2013-05-09 20:25:17

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,113

### Re: Statistics

Hi;

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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## #7 2013-05-09 20:29:18

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

Hi bobbym

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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## #8 2013-05-09 20:32:01

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Statistics

Hi;

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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## #9 2013-05-09 20:36:59

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

Hi

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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## #10 2013-05-09 20:45:26

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,113

### Re: Statistics

Hi;

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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## #11 2013-05-09 20:50:07

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

Hi

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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## #12 2013-05-09 20:52:36

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,113

### Re: Statistics

Hi;

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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## #13 2013-05-09 20:53:57

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

Hi

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-05-09 20:54:23)

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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## #14 2013-05-09 20:57:41

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,113

### Re: Statistics

Hi;

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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## #15 2013-05-09 20:59:54

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

How do you plan on findng that?

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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## #16 2013-05-09 21:03:20

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Statistics

Oh that is a good one. Do you remember the Deal?

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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## #17 2013-05-09 21:04:48

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

Ah, yes.

Well, I already got an answer, didn't I? But you clained it is incorrect.

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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## #18 2013-05-09 21:05:37

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,113

### Re: Statistics

Yes, that answer was not correct. Are you out of ideas?

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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## #19 2013-05-09 21:06:39

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

Hiw do you know it is not correct?

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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## #20 2013-05-09 21:08:38

bobbym
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### Re: Statistics

Because saying that the probability is 0 is like saying that it can not happen. In this case you are saying the probability of a 57 - 43 empirical experiment with a coin, biased or fair is impossible. We both know that is not correct.

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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## #21 2013-05-09 21:20:45

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

That is not what probability 0 is.

It means that if we get the 57 - 43, the probability that the coin is fair is 0.

Don't you know the probability that a random variable with a continuous distribution has a certain value is 0? We can only say, for example, what the probability is for the coins probability to be between 7/16 and 9/16.

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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## #22 2013-05-09 21:23:33

bobbym
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### Re: Statistics

What is implied is 57 or greater. We are talking about a range of values. Also there is a probability connected with 57 - 43 for any coin. Remember this is a discrete distribution, not a continuous one.

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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## #23 2013-05-09 21:26:07

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

We would be thinking about that if wanted P(h=53,t=47|p=1/2). Here the coin probability is the random variable and it is one with a continuous distribution over the range [0,1].

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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## #24 2013-05-09 21:34:18

bobbym
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### Re: Statistics

If I explain why that is not the answer I will be giving the solution away.

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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## #25 2013-05-09 21:40:06

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Statistics

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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