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## #226 2014-01-01 00:29:19

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
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### Re: Probability problem.

Did I say Happy New Year to you?

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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## #227 2014-01-01 00:39:48

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

No, happy new year to you too!

Anyway, let's not discriminate the days!!

"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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## #228 2014-01-01 00:55:00

bobbym
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### Re: Probability problem.

Okay, I agree.

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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## #229 2014-01-01 01:26:20

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

v) What's the probability that the second highest number lies in between 3/11 and 7/13 ?
What about probability of 0<n1<{the second highest no.}<n2<1 ?

"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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## #230 2014-01-01 01:48:12

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### Re: Probability problem.

Can the other numbers lie in that range?

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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## #231 2014-01-01 01:52:12

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

Yes.

"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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## #232 2014-01-01 02:42:30

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### 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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## #233 2014-01-01 04:20:55

gAr
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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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## #234 2014-01-01 09:00:51

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

Okay, thanks for sharing.

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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## #235 2014-01-01 16:29:04

gAr
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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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## #236 2014-01-01 22:46:01

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

"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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## #237 2014-01-01 23:10:48

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

Very good! I can use that.

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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## #238 2014-01-01 23:14:32

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

Yes, that's easy on the eyes!

"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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## #239 2014-01-01 23:20:30

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Probability problem.

Yes and on the computer too.

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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## #240 2014-01-03 02:14:00

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

cont'd

vi) What is the probability that the sum of the highest two numbers is greater than K, where 0 < K < 2 ?
vii) What is the expected sum and the expected difference of the top two numbers?

"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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## #241 2014-01-03 05:53:19

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### 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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## #242 2014-01-03 06:17:12

gAr
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Posts: 3,479

### 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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## #243 2014-01-03 06:27:00

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### 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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## #244 2014-01-03 06:35:22

gAr
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Posts: 3,479

### Re: Probability problem.

Hi,

More, more, morrrrre!

Thirteen numbers are selected randomly from U(0,1). What is the
1) expected sum of the top four numbers?
2) expected sum of the bottom four numbers?

"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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## #245 2014-01-03 06:38:08

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### Re: Probability problem.

Hi;

Yikes, wait for the old guy to catch up. I do not go up the hill so fast anymore. I am drawing a blank on vi. Do you have a solution?

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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## #246 2014-01-03 06:40:03

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

Yes, do you want it now?

"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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## #247 2014-01-03 06:41:03

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### Re: Probability problem.

Oh boy! That would be good.

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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## #248 2014-01-03 06:49:28

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

Okay

Taking a break now, see you..

"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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## #249 2014-01-03 07:15:25

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,190

### 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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## #250 2014-01-03 15:24:49

gAr
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Posts: 3,479

### 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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