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Topic: the probability theory has holes!
Replies: 31   Last Post: Dec 3, 2009 7:55 PM

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 Dik T. Winter Posts: 7,899 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: the probability theory has holes!
Posted: Dec 2, 2009 7:50 AM

In article <e38c715c-4ef2-4d72-9463-3190a555044a@c3g2000yqd.googlegroups.com> eestath <stathopoulosee@gmail.com> writes:
> What i had in mind is Eratosthenes Sieve:
>
> for 2: we exlude the first 1/2

What remains is 1/2

> for 3:then we exclude 1/3 but half of them have factor 2 so we
> actually exclude 1/2*3

What remains is 1/2 - 1/2*3 = 1/3

> for 5:then we exclude 1/5 but half of them have factor 2 and 1/3
> have factor 3 so we actually exclude 1/2*3*5

Actually you exclude 1/3*5
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