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Topic: Probability Pill
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William Elliot

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Re: Probability Pill
Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:34 PM
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On Fri, 28 Dec 2012, quasi wrote:
> But here's my guess as to how William got the problem ...
> A student, unaware of the origin of the problem, received

Wrong. Don't know.

> the problem as a HW problem (possibly a challenge problem


> for extra credit) and posted the problem in some forum,


> asking for a solution. William then posted the question
> to sci.math, with no attribution as to his source.


> If solutions had appeared in sci.math, William would
> presumably have posted a solution back to the forum where


> he first saw the question. But in doing so, would William
> have mentioned the source of his solution, giving credit


> to the solver? I wonder.

Oh wonderful day.

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