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## #26 2013-07-29 00:43:35

bobbym
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### Re: Probability problem.

Have you ever seen anonimnystefy's problem that he posed a while back?

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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## #27 2013-07-29 00:45:24

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### Re: Probability problem.

Which problem is that?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

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## #28 2013-07-29 00:48:49

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### Re: Probability problem.

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … 00#p243200

Any ideas since then?

See you a little later, chore came up.

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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## #29 2013-07-29 01:54:10

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi bobbym,

I did not spend much time on the problem after that, let me see whether I can get anything else this time.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #30 2013-07-29 04:42:51

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

Okay, thanks I am looking at it also.

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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## #31 2013-07-29 13:55:10

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### Re: Probability problem.

looks like a nice upper bound to start with.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-07-29 13:55:32)

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## #32 2013-07-29 15:33:56

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi;

Upper and lower bounds imply some method of getting them. How?

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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## #33 2013-07-30 18:21:06

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hello,

gAr and bobbym those are the correct answers.

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## #34 2013-07-30 18:26:25

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi;

Thanks for the problem.

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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## #35 2013-09-23 03:11:29

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hello:

How many Lucky Numbers are there and show 3 ways to find them?

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## #36 2013-09-23 03:16:04

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi;

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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## #37 2013-09-25 05:16:22

ElainaVW
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### Re: Probability problem.

Hello m:

I could use a bit of help on some M code.

Why do you call it Spasmatica?

Where does the integral come from? How can I evaluate it to many digits?

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## #38 2013-09-25 05:21:41

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### Re: Probability problem.

I do not always call it that. Sometimes it is Asthmatica as well as some more colorful names.

Everything came from the Lando lectures.

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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## #39 2013-09-25 05:24:30

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### Re: Probability problem.

What are the Lando lectures?

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## #40 2013-09-25 05:26:41

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### Re: Probability problem.

Lectures on Generating Functions by Lando, it is a book. I thought you had read it.

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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## #41 2013-09-25 05:29:04

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### Re: Probability problem.

I have that one.

How do you get the integral to say a hundred digits?

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## #42 2013-09-25 05:34:15

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### Re: Probability problem.

I have that one.

Yes I know. I gave it to you. You might try reading it.

M can handle the integral exactly. You do not need an approximate answer.

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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## #43 2013-09-25 05:56:09

ElainaVW
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### Re: Probability problem.

Oooh yes, I am sorry. It didn't work for me at first. The integral comes from complex analysis? From getting a0 of the Laurent series?

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## #44 2013-09-25 05:56:11

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi,

I was thinking about the integral you wrote there, I had

I got the first two answers using the g.f

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #45 2013-09-25 06:05:17

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### Re: Probability problem.

It is straight out of the book. It does get the right answer. The derivation is a bit too tough for me.

What did you think of the NCR answer?

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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## #46 2013-09-25 06:23:45

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### Re: Probability problem.

nCr answer is derived from the g.f:
[z^27] in

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #47 2013-09-25 06:28:13

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hello gAr;

That is good but it can also be derived from the principle of inclusion and exclusion.

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## #48 2013-09-25 06:29:20

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi;

I can follow gAr's better than that stuff on PIE. Did you understand it?

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.

Online

## #49 2013-09-25 06:36:03

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi ElainaVW,

I usually get PIE answers wrong, so I try to stay away from it!
When it's the case that g.f. is possible, I go for that.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #50 2013-09-25 07:05:44

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### Re: Probability problem.

That is the way I feel about it too. I have a done a few of them but prefer generating functions.

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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