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15-05-2013, 08:00 PM
For Math Aficionados (Geeks)
A while back there was a thread with a heated argument regarding probabilities (blue marbles anyone?). Here is an interesting article that presents and works out 9 math problems that aren't intuitive. Have fun.

http://www.businessinsider.com/controver...lip-2013-5

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16-05-2013, 12:40 PM
RE: For Math Aficionados (Geeks)
Statistics should REALLY be a mandatory class at a high-school level (or even earlier). It would save so much trouble...

Fun fact: you can double your pleasure by allowing negative probability for continuous distributions - this is essentially how to derive the mathematical basis for quantum mechanics.
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16-05-2013, 02:02 PM
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Good stuff! Here's some more.

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16-05-2013, 02:04 PM
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16-05-2013, 04:10 PM
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(16-05-2013 02:04 PM)Anjele Wrote:  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drink the Kool-Aid, Anj, drink the Kool-Aid. Big Grin

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16-05-2013, 06:27 PM
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Thanks for this. Here is a link for a big talk by Dr. Al Bartlett. He gives a talk about how people don't understand the exponential function: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vII-GxsrR...re=related

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