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Topic: probability has holes seriously and please read before you make a
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Replies: 5   Last Post: Dec 2, 2009 7:55 AM

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 Dik T. Winter Posts: 7,899 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: probability has holes seriously and please read before you make a
Posted: Dec 2, 2009 7:55 AM

In article <ba307d51-4661-4224-a2f7-7fe60a2c4d2d@v30g2000yqm.googlegroups.com> eestath <stathopoulosee@gmail.com> writes:
> every integer greater than 2 is a product of primes to an integer
> power
>
> case 1: a number has as its factor 2 : probability 1/2
> case 2: a number has as its factor 2 and 3 : probability 1/
> (2*3)
> case 3: a number has as its factor 2 and 3 and 5 : probability 1/
> (2*3*5)
> ...
>
> if we cover every case probabilities add up to 1!

You do not cover every case. Where is the case that a number has 3 as
a factor but not 2?
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Date Subject Author
12/1/09 eestath
12/1/09 Arturo Magidin
12/1/09 g.resta@iit.cnr.it
12/1/09 Tim Little
12/1/09 RGVickson@shaw.ca
12/2/09 Dik T. Winter