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#1 2013-01-23 14:36:30

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 185

probability

My basketball team has eight games next month. We're pretty good; we have a 2/3 chance to win in each game. What is the probability we have a winning streak of at least four games at some point during the month?


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

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#2 2013-01-23 15:53:30

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,701

Re: probability

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#3 2013-01-24 15:10:48

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 185

Re: probability

that isnt correct. any other solution?


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

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#4 2013-01-24 18:01:17

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,701

Re: probability

Hi cooljackiec;

Are you sure? Post #2 is magical.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#5 2013-01-25 11:42:14

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 185

Re: probability

ah, yes what you are getting is correct!


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

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#6 2013-01-25 11:49:25

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,701

Re: probability

Okay, I told you post #2 was magical.  The answer improves the longer it sits there.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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