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**anna_gg****Member**- Registered: 2012-01-10
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Get two random numbers between 0 and 1. Subtract the smaller from the bigger. What is the probability that the result is <0.3? Is it greater than the probability to be > or equal to 0.3?

For what number (instead of 0.3) the probability for both cases is the same?

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

Is it greater than the probability to be > or equal to 0.3?

I am not understanding you here, the P(≥.3) = .49

Did you check your post about the towns?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**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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**anna_gg****Member**- Registered: 2012-01-10
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Correct.

So, to have equal probability for both cases, we have to substitute 0.3 with 1-sqrt(0.50) = 1-0.707 = 0.292

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

Yes to get both equal to 1 / 2 we would need

Have you seen the answer given for,

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**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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