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The worlds first riddle!

 
 
Dutchy
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jan, 2010 04:52 am
@oolongteasup,
Solipsister will provide the answer. Wink
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TTH
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jan, 2010 01:22 pm
@oolongteasup,
Probability, thought that was math........ between 7-8 % Laughing
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 02:14 pm
Good advice Dutchy!
Slippy possessed such beauty, grace and intelligence that I think she would have come up with something like: 10200/132600

Nice guess TTh.


Now; what is the relationship between the probability of an event's occurrence and the probability that it will NOT occur?
TTH
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 05:17 pm
@Tryagain,
Actually that was a guess!! I had no idea what the answer was....
Might as well guess again on your next question......none?????
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mismi
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 05:23 pm
Try - have you made up all these people on his thread? Jove, oolongteasup, and solipsister? It could be that you made them all up to keep this thread going...or

I fear multiple personality disorder...among other psychological maladies have indeed gotten the best of you Tryagain.

You used to seem so normal.
TTH
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 05:25 pm
@mismi,
Hi mismi Smile
I never thought he was normal, always seemed kinda weird to me Laughing
mismi
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 05:27 pm
@TTH,
Well...I suppose he seemed more normaller at one point. Now he is starting to sound like all of the more unusual folks on this thread....ummmm....not that that is a bad thing. Shocked
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 07:42 pm
@Tryagain,
such beauty, grace and intelligence ... something like: 10200/132600

You beauty, you've graced us with your intelligence and googled up an answer, Tryagain, and again you've triumphed.

Naturally, TTH's clinquant riposte takes the biscuit.

Dutchy, cross- swords outside crosswords, what an ineluctably ineffable blessing.

I found this:
Quote:
There are 4 possible outcomes yielding an Ace on the third draw without replacement:

a) Ace and Ace (first two cards) then Ace (third card) = 4/52 x 3/51 x 2/50 (24/132600) or
b) Non-ace and Ace then Ace = 48/52 x 4/51 x 3/50 (576/132600) or
c) Ace and Non-ace then Ace = 4/52 x 48/51 x 3/50 (576/132600) or
d) Non-ace and Non-ace then Ace = 48/52 x 47/51 x 4/50 (9024/132600)

Then it's just a+b+c+d

(24+576+576+9024) / 132600

=10200/132600

=0.0769 (about 7.7%)


or more simply 4/52 if you're in a hurry because the oolongteasup


imagine my merriment


Quote:
the relationship between the probability of an event's occurrence and the probability that it will NOT occur


what an odd question






and mismi smirching up try again



mismi
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 08:38 pm
@oolongteasup,
please...as if Razz
oolongteasup
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2010 09:18 pm
@mismi,
what else would you call it

how can you take the p out of 1

as you did with the p above

the charmingly cogent tryagain

or did you mean smooching
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jan, 2010 09:23 am
@oolongteasup,


You are correct ...I had no idea what smirching meant. I am smirching up Try.
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Thu 13 May, 2010 05:48 pm
Thanks a bunch Missy; all your smooching has killed this thread as sure as God made little green apples. However...As Adam said to Eve, "What a way to go!"

What seems like a lifetime of smirching ago I innocently asked:

"What is the relationship between the probability of an event's occurrence and the probability that it will not occur?"

Due to the tumultuous reception may I proffer a reply...

% chance to occur + % chance to not occur = 100%

Probability of event occurrence versus failure to occur
First, probabilities are expressed as decimals or fractions with values between zero and one, with zero representing no possibility of an event's occurrence, and one representing the certainty of occurrence.

For example, the probability of flipping a heads with one flip of a fair coin is 0.5 or 1/2. The probability of rolling a snake-eye with one roll of one fair die is 0.167 or 1/6. The probability of pulling the Ace of spades out of regular deck of shuffled cards (without the jokers) is 0.0192 or 1/52.

The probability of pulling a heart -- any heart -- out of the same deck (assuming the Ace of spades was put back in) is 0.25 or 13/52. Remember, a probability must always be between 0 and 1. If you ever do a probability calculation and get a result greater than one, you screwed up.

Second, the probability of any event's failure to occur is one minus the probability of the event's occurrence.

So, if the probability of rolling a snake-eye with one fair die is 0.167, then the probability of NOT rolling a snake-eye is 1 - 0.167 = 0.833. (Or 1 - 1/6 = 5/6.)
The probability of NOT drawing a heart from a deck of 52 cards is 1 - 0.25 = 0.75. (Or 1 - 1/4 = 3/4).

Quid pro quo.

How time fly's...

A bath tub contains 6 flies and 4 spiders. If one insect is selected at random and then a second insect is selected at random, what are the chances that both insects will be flies?
mismi
 
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Reply Thu 13 May, 2010 05:53 pm
@Tryagain,
My smooching hasn't killed the thread...

your being gone has. you don't love us anymore
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2010 12:30 am
@Tryagain,
Quote:
A bath tub contains 6 flies and 4 spiders. If one insect is selected


then shirley, its the spider inviting

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Tryagain
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2010 06:10 am
Howdy Doody Missy!!! I love you like crazy baby 'cuz I'd go crazy without you, what I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you, thou art to me a delicious torment.


Dear OOlong, life was so much easier when our worries were when recess was too short and decisions were solved by eeny, meeny, miny, moe ... You make me smile for no reason whatsoever so never take life seriously... Nobody gets out alive anyway.

ps. My name is not Shirley.....Unless that is you refer to Shirley a social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. If I remember correctly it was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre and originally published under Brontë's pseudonym Currer Bell.

The novel's popularity led to Shirley becoming a woman's name. In the novel, Shirley Keeldar, the title character was given the name that her father had intended to give a son. Before the publication of the novel, Shirley was an uncommon - but distinctly male - name and would have been an unusual name for a woman. Today it is regarded as a distinctly female name and an uncommon male name.

Perhaps an invite to a sleepover would establish bona fides?
mismi
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2010 06:20 am
@Tryagain,
Quote:
Howdy Doody Missy!!! I love you like crazy baby 'cuz I'd go crazy without you, what I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you, thou art to me a delicious torment.


talk about doody.... Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 01:43 am
@Tryagain,
Quote:
life was so much easier when our worries were when recess was too short


yes well, your recess has dragged on a bit

like long holidays and new clothes

now thats drag

still blue icy

byogurl
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raprap
 
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Reply Tue 18 May, 2010 07:52 pm
@Tryagain,
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 04:18 pm
Hiya Rap, (so good they named him twice). How y'all a doing? Very well I hope.



The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.


Unless that is; you use the 'Edit' button! Wink


you are quite correct about the Insects, I am forever getting them confused with Arthropods.

Be lucky and prosper.


I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be???

Izzie
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2010 01:12 pm
@Tryagain,
phew...the thread is up and running.... maaaaan, I miss those letter games Smile

way too few!


errrrrrrr okeydokey! Very Happy
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