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Topic: probability question about the dice game
Replies: 21   Last Post: Feb 18, 2013 2:47 PM

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 Paul Posts: 780 Registered: 7/12/10
Re: probability question about the dice game
Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:35 PM

On Friday, February 15, 2013 5:34:12 PM UTC, peps...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Friday, February 15, 2013 3:22:52 PM UTC, David C. Ullrich wrote:
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> There are 505 equally likely cases leading to a win and 791
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> David, this is the mistake of yours that I was referring to. Correct would be "That makes the odds of winning precisely 791 to 505". (795 instead of 791 is a typo here(.
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> So this was a mistake of yours.
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> I thought the cause of your mistake was confusion on your part between X/(X+Y) and Y/(X + Y).
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> But clearly your mistake lies somewhere else since you're complaining so much.
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> Paul Epstein

By the way, I have a typo myself in that I got a bracket the wrong way round. It could look like an attempt at an emoticon but it certainly wasn't.

Date Subject Author
2/14/13 Jussi Piitulainen
2/14/13 David C. Ullrich
2/14/13 Jussi Piitulainen
2/14/13 Paul
2/14/13 Paul
2/14/13 Jussi Piitulainen
2/14/13 Paul
2/14/13 quasi
2/15/13 David C. Ullrich
2/15/13 Paul
2/15/13 Paul
2/15/13 David C. Ullrich
2/14/13 bacle
2/18/13 Bacle H
2/14/13 RGVickson@shaw.ca
2/14/13 Jussi Piitulainen
2/14/13 RGVickson@shaw.ca
2/14/13 Jussi Piitulainen
2/14/13 quasi
2/15/13 Frederick Williams
2/14/13 RGVickson@shaw.ca