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Dik T. Winter

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Re: the probability theory has holes!
Posted: Dec 2, 2009 7:54 AM
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In article <e7dcfa68-3905-4ad4-9e0f-e2207c70a56a@r5g2000yqb.googlegroups.com> eestath <stathopoulosee@gmail.com> writes:
> try to understand what i' am saying not what you are taught!
>
> If you model Eratosthenes sieve:
>
> first you exclude 1/2 of the numbers: 2,4,6,8,10,...then
> you exclude 1/3 of them but 1/2 of them are allready excluded, so you
> actually exclude 1/(2*3) then
> you exclude 1/5 of them but 1/(2*3) of them are allready excluded so


No it is not 1/(2*3) that is already excluded. It is 1/2 + 1/(2*3) that is
already excluded.
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