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Topic: say I flip a coin 100 times...
Replies: 46   Last Post: Apr 18, 2005 9:42 PM

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 briggs@encompasserve.org Posts: 404 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: say I flip a coin 100 times...
Posted: Apr 13, 2005 8:30 AM

In article <1113355764.843511.305550@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>, "george" <greeneg@cs.unc.edu> writes:
> First of all, you have to know what you are
> averaging OVER. You are overaging over FLIPPERS,
> or flip-sequences.

He can average over whatever the heck he wants to average over.

He can take the longest initial match over all flippers and average
that over however many times he wants to do the whole experiment over.

If he does that, he'll get something around 20 flips.

Or he can take the the initial match and average that over the million
flippers.

If he does that, he'll get something around 1 flip.

> You are averaging over a million
> things.

No _YOU_ are averaging over a million things. He's averaging over
something else. Que sera sera.

[snip]

> Furthermore, the AVERAGE, over all flippers, of the
> initial-length-of-match-you-prefix, is ALSO
> LESS THAN 1.

But not measurably less than 1.

John Briggs

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