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Basketball oddsA basketball player has a 50% free throw shooting average at his first two throws, which can be interpreted to mean that the probability of his hitting any single free throw (of the first two) is 0.5 or 5/10. Right thereafter, the probability to succeed to any new throw is equal to the true total average, of all throws from the first one up to the previous (of the one he is going to shoot now). #2 20130706 22:40:35
Re: Basketball oddsWait, so, if he succeeds at the first and second shot, he will succeed at all of the shots after those two as well? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #3 20130706 23:48:58
Re: Basketball oddsJust worked on this problem for a contest solution. 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. #4 20130707 02:44:17
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No, he won't succeed at BOTH the first and second shot, only at one of them. #5 20130707 02:50:20
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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. #7 20130707 03:36:34
Re: Basketball oddsHi; 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 20130708 21:22:40
Re: Basketball oddsHow did the contest go? Can you now explain your solution? #9 20130708 21:40:57
Re: Basketball oddsHi; If this is not extremely confusing we can move on to the second question. 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 20130708 22:04:41
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Well, it is quite a bit #11 20130708 22:15:04
Re: Basketball oddsDo not worry, it gets worse. This was followed by a large amount of empirical testing so that at least there is a chance it is correct. Now for the last question. Since we have a formula we can just sum 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. #12 20130708 23:21:15
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So what is this big number in the denominator of the second fraction? Where does it come from? #13 20130709 00:24:07
Re: Basketball oddsThat is from one single arrangement of 49 H's and 49 M's. Remember all those arrangements have the same probability. 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. #14 20130710 01:24:45
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Are you sure about the last part? Because my calculation (based on your calculations, actually!!!) results to Last edited by anna_gg (20130710 01:45:55) #15 20130710 01:30:46
Re: Basketball oddsSorry, I did not follow the posts after the first one and lost sight of that condition. Based on post #4 where he must have a {H,M} or a {M,H} then yes, goto 99 instead of 100. where lower = 50 and higher = 99. 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 20130710 05:45:27
Re: Basketball oddsHello m; #17 20130710 05:51:48
Re: Basketball oddsHi EVW;
That is what the computer math thread is for?! Also as you have been told, I am not an expert. Why don't you ask the Colonel or DL?
Of course, it is unthinkable to leave him out. 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. #18 20130710 06:01:15
Re: Basketball oddsHi; #19 20130710 06:07:34
Re: Basketball oddsI thought it was very funny. But not as funny as your primitive attempts to weasel information out of me. Make it Boston Pizza and make sure there is none of that veggie garbage on top of it.
So that is the reason for his superhuman capabilities... As if I did not know. 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. #21 20130710 06:19:59
Re: Basketball oddsYou would be well advised to start sensing Mozzarella cheese for those pizzas instead. 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. 