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Re: why do buses always come in 3s? , math book?
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May 23, 2000 3:46 AM


On Tue, 23 May 2000, gerson wrote:
> Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 00:52:28 GMT > From: gerson <gerson@bigpond.net.au> > Newsgroups: sci.math, nz.general, rec.puzzles > Subject: Re: why do buses always come in 3s? , math book? > ... > > >Roy Everett <rpe@anglianet.co.uk> writes: > > > > >> According to [1], it is a myth: they come in twos. > > > > >The author of [1] obviously spends far too much time working out > > >statistical distribution formulae and not enough time standing at bus > > >stops. It is not a myth, it is observable fact. > > > > <bait for DMcL> > > It is certainly true in Wellington because the bloody trolleybuses > > can't overtake each other, and trip over each other's heels all the > > way through the city! > > </bait for DMcL> > > Brian M. Harmer > > http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~bharmer/
if the first bus has to stop for nearly every passenger then the following bus will be slowed down too. It may be a good policy to choose to board the second bus. then the first will not be delayed so much and you will actually get [to the city ] sooner.**on the second bus.** > sometimes, when 2 buses come together, the first bus will continue on without waiting. This should speed up the flow. > do you have to lose to win. Does Stagecoach Wn know about this. [the bus operator.].
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