## Tags » Probability

#### Reading the Comics, December 12, 2013

It’s a bit of a shame there weren’t quite enough comics to run my little roundup on the 11th of December, for that nice 11/12/13 sequence, but I’m not in charge of arranging these things. 1,154 more words

Math

#### Dispelling "The Law of Large Numbers"

In probability, according to The Practice of Statistics Fourth Edition Text Book, Starnes Yates Moore, one myth about randomness is “The Law of Averages.” This myth leads one to expect a certain outcome based on recent outcomes. 1,560 more words

AP Statistics

#### The Intersecting Lines

I haven’t had much chance to sit and think about this, but that’s no reason to keep my readers away from it. Elke Stangl has been pondering a probability problem regarding three intersecting lines on a plane, 65 more words

Math

#### Reading the Comics, November 13, 2013

For this week’s round of comic strips there’s almost a subtler theme than “they mention math in some way”: several have got links to statistical mechanics and the problem of recurrence. 992 more words

Math

#### The Big Zero

I want to try re-proving the little point from last time, that the chance of picking one specific number from the range of zero to one is actually zero. 1,025 more words

Math

Statement : Two envelopes, each containing a check, are placed in front of you. You are to choose one of the envelopes, open it, and see the amount of the check. 154 more words

Envelop Problem

#### Split Lines

My spouse, the professional philosopher, was sharing some of the engagingly wrong student responses. I hope it hasn’t shocked you to learn your instructors do this, but, if you got something wrong in an amusing way, and it was easy to find someone to commiserate with, yes, they said something. 604 more words

Math