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## #126 2013-12-05 02:50:36

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi anonimnystefy,

Hi bobbym,

Okay.

"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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## #127 2013-12-05 03:30:06

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-12-05 03:33:13)

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## #128 2013-12-05 03:48:02

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi anonimnystefy,

"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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## #129 2013-12-05 04:12:42

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hm, I have found one mistake and simplified the code, but now I am getting

.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-12-05 04:28:24)

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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## #130 2013-12-05 04:14:40

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### Re: Probability problem.

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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## #131 2013-12-05 05:02:20

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi,

"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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## #132 2013-12-05 05:10:09

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr

I am really starting to believe that 1) is pi-2.

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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## #133 2013-12-05 05:11:07

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi;

I do not think that is correct. It is too high.

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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## #134 2013-12-05 05:16:06

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### Re: Probability problem.

It is not. It is equal to 1.141592... which is close to what I am getting with the code above.

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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## #135 2013-12-05 05:16:08

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi anonimnystefy,

Hi bobbym,

Yes, it is.

"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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## #136 2013-12-05 05:20:05

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

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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## #137 2013-12-05 05:29:36

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi bobbym,

Okay.

"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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## #138 2013-12-05 05:49:35

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

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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## #139 2013-12-05 05:58:49

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi bobbym,

"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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## #140 2013-12-05 06:03:50

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr

You were right! I got 4/pi.

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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## #141 2013-12-05 06:04:26

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

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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## #142 2013-12-05 06:13:23

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi bobbym,

I'm posting a screenshot to tell what I mean.

Hi anonimnystefy,

That is still more!
The answers have 1/pi times another fraction a/b, with a and b != 1

Logging out now, see you "tomorrow".

"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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## #143 2013-12-05 06:24:04

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi guys

This is what I am doing so far:

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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## #144 2013-12-05 06:24:27

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

Thanks and see you tomorrow!

Hi anonimnystefy;

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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## #145 2013-12-05 06:32:04

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### Re: Probability problem.

``Total[Table[2/Sqrt[1 + #^2] &[Tan[RandomReal[2 Pi]]], {1000000}]]/1000000``

This is basically my code. It gives an answer close to 4/Pi.

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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## #146 2013-12-05 06:39:55

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

Hi anonimnystefy:

If you set this problem up in geogebra where you can actually see what is occurring you will see that gAr is right.

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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## #147 2013-12-05 20:02:03

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi anonimnystefy,

I think you misunderstood the problem. P is a point inside the circle, and we need the average length of P to Q on the circumference.

Hi bobbym,

"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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## #148 2013-12-05 23:43:59

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

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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## #149 2013-12-06 00:09:30

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi bobbym,

"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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## #150 2013-12-06 00:14:13

bobbym
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### Re: Probability problem.

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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