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## #26 2013-07-02 05:20:55

Agnishom
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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

Consider that the 4th person chose dish X.

The Probability that the 1st Person chose dish X is 1/5.
The Probability that the 2nd Person chose dish X is 1/5.
The Probability that the 3rd Person chose dish X is 1/5.
Therefore, the probability that anyone has chosen X before is 3/5.

So, the possibility that the dish is previously not chosen is 2/5

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## #27 2013-07-02 05:22:01

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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

Is that the exact question?

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## #28 2013-07-02 05:29:33

Agnishom
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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

I would say yes, because the answer you gave me works

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## #29 2013-07-02 05:32:26

bob bundy
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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

Agnishom wrote:

The Probability that the 1st Person chose dish X is 1/5.
The Probability that the 2nd Person chose dish X is 1/5.
The Probability that the 3rd Person chose dish X is 1/5.
Therefore, the probability that anyone has chosen X before is 3/5.

That method is faulty.  If there were 5 people before D, you would end up with 5/5 and no chance for D.

I'll work on an analytic method.

Bob

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## #30 2013-07-02 05:33:21

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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

Must be different for me and you then. Mine requests a + b in a / b.

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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## #31 2013-07-02 05:35:49

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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

bob bundy wrote:
Agnishom wrote:

The Probability that the 1st Person chose dish X is 1/5.
The Probability that the 2nd Person chose dish X is 1/5.
The Probability that the 3rd Person chose dish X is 1/5.
Therefore, the probability that anyone has chosen X before is 3/5.

That method is faulty.  If there were 5 people before D, you would end up with 5/5 and no chance for D.

I'll work on an analytic method.

Bob

Ya,  so... What to do?

Hi bobbym,

They ask me for a + b too

'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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## #32 2013-07-02 05:37:10

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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

You can not add them up.

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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## #33 2013-07-02 05:42:11

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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

Then?

'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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## #34 2013-07-02 07:15:27

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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

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 2013-07-02 07:52:10

bob bundy
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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

hi

I get that too by my own method and a general formula too.

Bob

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## #36 2013-07-02 14:03:53

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### Re: Glamor Geometric Series

THanks

'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'
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