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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Saw this when I was browsing Wiki answers.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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It's likely due to the fact that when you google "is 0 a rational number?", the first creditable result is from MIF.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hm, it's nice that the guy had enough decency to credit MIF.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Both of you are correct!

I predict millions more members by the end of the week.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Just millions ? It'll be better than that if you express it as a percentage:

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Cannot beat the math.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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∞% or 99999...%

Or my favorite probability question:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

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This is even cooler: Define: Dummy

'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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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bobbym wrote:

∞% or 99999...%

Or my favorite probability question:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

Well, it's either green or not green, so I'd say 50%.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That was my answer too. I fully expected to be hailed as a genius. Instead she said I was a cretin. I told her I do not feel like a cretin but she said they never do.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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She? Hmmm...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, she is a mighty professor. She is well modeled by A).

The next is...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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That's too bad. I hope she would have her own letter (F, maybe?).

I know what A is and who B (and maybe E) are, but, who are C and D? Are they just a concept of a kind of people or do they represent actual people?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Unfortunately for mankind they really exist and hold key positions. But they have many millions that are just like them.

The next is looking for a fast ship off the earth...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Not really. I'm not leaving just because of some idiots.

So, C and D represent actual people?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The next is convinced?

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What are A, B, C, D... ?

What is the actual answer according to *her*?

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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People in my quiz questions, haven't you seen them?

She does not talk to cretins, so I never did learn the answer. But grandpappyd used to say something similar.

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People in my quiz questions, haven't you seen them?

This is a response to stefy or me?

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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To you, you asked who A,B,C,D and E are.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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bobbym wrote:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

This may help:

according to the Gemini entry on

http://www.astrospeak.com/Is-Your-Car-C … 970235.cms

If you can afford platinum though I would suggest:

http://site.rctoyz.com/XQ062A_red_2

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the correct answer!

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bobbym wrote:

guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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It was a sarcasm

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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