Mon 10 Jan, 2011 03:26 pm - I understand and I have been agreeing that each individual coin flip is 50/50. I also understand that each flip of the coin is not dependent on what happened with the previous flip. They are... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 03:14 pm - How do you figure?
the probability getting 10 straight heads off of 10 flips is 0.5^10 = 0.0009765625
yet the probability of getting 5 heads and 5 tails in any order off 10 flips would be... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 02:50 pm - I don't quite see how...
Yes, the odds of flipping 20 heads and then 1 tails is the same as flipping 21 heads but, so what?
The odds(due to landing on heads so many times in a row) of... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 02:43 pm - [quote="Night Ripper"]
So, to answer my own question...
The odds of 20 heads and then 1 head is 1 in 2,097,152.
The odds of 20 heads and then 1 tail is 1 in 2,097,152.... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 02:35 pm - yes, if you look at any 1 flip it's 50/50. However, if you look at the statistics over time as I was trying to demonstrate, it can clearly be shown how unlikely it is to flip 20 heads in a... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 02:27 pm - If I flip a fair coin 8 times and lands on heads all 8 time. statistically speaking, it becomes more and more unlikely that it will continue to land on heads again and again without ever landing... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 02:18 pm - I roughly calculated the odds by considering how much time has passed since the big bang until now and how many objects have accelerated and how many objects we ourselves have tried to accelerate... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 02:10 pm - [quote="Night Ripper"]There are universally true statements, such as "no mass ever accelerates faster than the speed of light", but that's not something that CAN'T to... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 01:55 pm - To say we "don't have HAVE to die", to me, seems to be an attempt on your part to say something like this, "If the initial conditions of the universe were different in such a... (view)
Mon 10 Jan, 2011 01:38 pm - of course things have to follow from the way things are.
Because our biology is such that we need oxygen to live, it follows that, without oxygen, we will die. I'm not sure what's not... (view)