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#1 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

Two of my favorite things ;P

 

The zombie apoc has started!  But thanks to the new Zombie Preparedness Plan put forth by the Pentagon, humans have a 50% chance of leaving an encounter with a zombie unscathed.  Assume we are at the beginning of the outbreak, and assume the number of encounters b/w zombies and humans is proportional to the product of their proportions.

 

Some studies done have shown that an average person encounters ~13 other people a day.  Assuming this holds, how long until half the population is munching on brains?

 


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

Y-san, can you clarify the "number of encounters b/w zombies and humans is proportional to the product of their proportions", please?


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

Spoiler for Not that long


Edited by Prime, 23 February 2013 - 12:39 AM.

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Past prime, actually.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:23 AM

Y-san, can you clarify the "number of encounters b/w zombies and humans is proportional to the product of their proportions", please?

 

If X is the proportion of the population that is human and Y is the proportion of the population that are zombies, then the number of encounters b/w zombies and humans is proportional to X*Y.  It's a common assumption in simple epidemic modeling.

 

Assume the 13 encounters will hold and include zombie/zombie, zombie/human, and human/human encounters.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Spoiler for I think...


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