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

MathsIsFun
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Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,535

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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Registered: 2011-02-07
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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
Posts: 86,676

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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

ganesh
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Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 14,447

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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