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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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**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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**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.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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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.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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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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