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Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 13 2012,21:49   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 13 2012,20:57)
 
Quote (Occam's Aftershave @ Mar. 13 2012,18:31)
Over on Corny's blog, regular UD IDiot PaV (posting as Lino D'Ischia) gives a lesson in probability theory

     
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If I roll a six-sided die 24 times, what is the probability that I will get a six?

It's 24 x 1/6 = 4.0


A probability of 4.0

Comedy gold.

:D  :D  :D  :D  :D

That's amazingly wrong in every dimension! At least one 6? Just one six?

P>1 was the icing on the CAEK, though.

PaV doubles down on the stupidity.

After his last error is pointed out to him, he 'corrects' it with

 
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Here's your answer:

The formula is:
{1-[(5/6)^5N]} = 0.9351


where N apparently equals 3.

...all you can do is shake your head.   :p

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