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## #401 2014-01-20 04:28:56

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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## #402 2014-01-20 04:30:40

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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #403 2014-01-20 04:35:59

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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## #404 2014-01-20 04:46:35

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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #405 2014-01-20 04:55:39

gAr
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Registered: 2011-01-09
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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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## #406 2014-01-20 05:02:48

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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #407 2014-01-20 05:17:52

gAr
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Registered: 2011-01-09
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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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## #408 2014-01-20 05:18:40

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #409 2014-03-30 21:54:53

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

New problem:

There are 2 blue balls, 4 green balls, 8 white balls, 16 red balls and 32 black balls.
What is the probability of picking 5 balls, such that at most two balls of each color is to be included (e.g. [red, red, green, green, black] is fine; but [red, red, red, green, black] is forbidden)

i) Without replacement?
ii) With replacement?

"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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## #410 2014-03-30 23:33:28

bobbym
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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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #411 2014-03-31 01:21:59

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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## #412 2014-03-31 01:27:28

bobbym
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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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #413 2014-03-31 01:45:44

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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## #414 2014-03-31 01:52:06

bobbym
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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi;

Okay, I will check the calculations. Could have made the mistake right there.

Yep, you are right. Calculation error.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #415 2014-03-31 02:22:28

gAr
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Registered: 2011-01-09
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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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## #416 2014-03-31 02:26:26

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### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

Sorry, for the first answer. Seems I can not copy and paste correctly into calculation boxes, been a bad week.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #417 2014-03-31 02:30:25

gAr
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### Re: Probability problem.

No problem, things will get better.

"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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## #418 2014-03-31 02:33:02

bobbym
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### Re: Probability problem.

They sure better not get worse.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #419 2014-05-08 00:54:35

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### Re: Probability problem.

Three balls are thrown into eight boxes that are lined up in a row. What is the probability of two balls landing in the same box and the next one landing in another box? Balls always land in a box.

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## #420 2014-05-08 00:59:07

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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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