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#1 2014-08-07 11:46:49

MathsIsFun
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Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,555

The Lottery

Every so often we get people asking lottery type questions, so I thought I would make a page to try to help them understand how chance works etc.

Here is my draft: The Lottery

I would value your feedback, any mistakes you may find, and any suggestions for inclusions.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2014-08-07 13:13:55

ShivamS
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Re: The Lottery

Nice page, especially since you discuss the mathematics of it rather than just how lotteries work.

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#3 2014-08-07 13:43:28

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: The Lottery

Hi;

Nice page. I did not know about the spinner, great animation!


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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#4 2014-08-07 15:25:45

ganesh
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Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 15,201

Re: The Lottery

Hi MathsIsFun,

It is an engrossing and absorbing page.


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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