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Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-05, 20:15
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Posted By chalsall
Again, the point I was /trying/ to make is that...

Again, the point I was /trying/ to make is that statistics can be exceedingly counter-intuitive.

Humans are great at pattern recognition, but sometimes they perceive things which aren't really...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-05, 19:59
Replies: 36
Views: 26,564
Posted By chalsall
The point I was /trying/ to make was that for the...

The point I was /trying/ to make was that for the experienced gambler, the odds of winning via a lottery is *much* less than most games at a casino. As in, the state lottery "house" has much better...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-03, 19:48
Replies: 36
Views: 26,564
Posted By chalsall
What I consider is the most sad is so few...

What I consider is the most sad is so few understand statistics. Take, for example, the Monty Hall problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem).

So few people understand that when...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-02, 21:10
Replies: 36
Views: 26,564
Posted By chalsall
It's a bit like trying to teach calculus to a...

It's a bit like trying to teach calculus to a mouse.
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-02, 20:23
Replies: 36
Views: 26,564
Posted By chalsall
Just to share, you do understand that the house...

Just to share, you do understand that the house always wins (statically)?

There is a reason lotteries are not popular where gambling is legal.
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