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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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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### 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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## #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
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

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

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

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

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

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

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### 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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## #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
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

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

gAr
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Registered: 2011-01-09
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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
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### Re: Probability problem.

Hi gAr;

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

gAr
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Registered: 2011-01-09
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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
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### 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.

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

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

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### 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.

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

gAr
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Registered: 2011-01-09
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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
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### Re: Probability problem.

They sure better not get worse.

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

ElainaVW
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Registered: 2013-04-29
Posts: 306

### 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
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,150

### 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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