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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The sun sign is the position of the sun at birth. The rising sign is calculated from the hour. At least as far as I know.

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Okay maybe its the rising sign then..,

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The 24 hours are divided into 2 hour periods and your rising sign is computed from there.

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**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Speaking of, my prof. recently asked us to search up a proof for the Linearity of Expectation function which I just found.

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I would like to see that.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The linearity of expectation is surprising because there is no need for independence.

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**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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http://www.proofwiki.org/wiki/Linearity_of_Expectation_Function

Had been searching in textbooks for 6 days-then opened google.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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2 problems:

The 52 cards are spread out in a line what is the expected number of adjacent cards of the same suit.

The 52 cards are spread out in a line what is the probability that adjacent cards are of the same suit.

One is hard and one is easy because of linearity.

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Is the answer of the first 0.25*0.25*51??

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I am not getting that.

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Why? Whats wrong?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The probability that the second card is the same suit given the first is 12 / 51.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I would say the answer to the first one is 12.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is what I am getting too. Of course it is a bad answer!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Actually, shouldn't it be 11?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why do you think so?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No, sorry. I forgot there were 13 cards in a suit.

Why is the answer of 12 wrong then?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I did not say it is wrong. It is correct but it is still a bad answer. Sufficient for the people on forums but not sufficient for real work!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why not?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Ever seen the way these guys work? Ever checked any of their answers? Conjectures that they never even try a single example against...

Numerical work demands 2 solutions for every problem! Combinatorics and probability should be treated with the same respect.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Uh-huh. Ok, then we can also use a simulation to confirm the answer.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Already did that, got 12.0004. Now I can hand the answer into my boss and get paid the big bucks.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You work in a casino?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Several of them in the past.

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(12/51)*51 = 12

Did you state that the cards were all from the same deck?

What is the answer to the other problem?

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