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#11 unreality

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:12 AM

Hi UR,

you are saying that the equally likely cases are the numbers of reds and greens.
5 red 0 green = same likelihood as
4 red 1 green = same likelihood as
3 red 2 green = same likelihood as
2 red 3 green

Like that defines 4 equally likely cases.

Is that what you're saying?
Otherwise I don't understand where we differ.

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yep! same probability... cuz there is no random distribution. I'll post this in that topic so we can continue this discussion there not here

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#12 bonanova

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:47 AM

Hi UR,

you are saying that the equally likely cases are the numbers of reds and greens.
5 red 0 green = same likelihood as
4 red 1 green = same likelihood as
3 red 2 green = same likelihood as
2 red 3 green

Like that defines 4 equally likely cases.

Is that what you're saying?
Otherwise I don't understand where we differ.

Best,
BN

yep! same probability... cuz there is no random distribution. I'll post this in that topic so we can continue this discussion there not here <!-- s:D --><!-- s:D -->

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#13 Martini

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:49 PM

Right there ^ is where you are wrong. It is not randomly distributed. There would be 26 different options if and only if the chips under the cups were distributed randomly.

How does this make a difference?

There is a red marble and a black marble in a bag. You blindly put your hand in and pull one out (random). What is the probability that you pulled the black marble?

There is a red marble and a black marble in a bag. Someone grabs the one he wants (non-random). You have to guess what marble he picked and you guess black. What is the probability that you guessed correctly?
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#14 unreality

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:40 PM

You guys aren't getting it... there are 2 random chances...

the first is where the chips are under the cups

the second is which ones you picked (easily determined)

The chances of the second do not change unless the first changes

Bonanova, i dont know where you got the 100-0-0-0 thing but think about it this way:

normally, there would be certain chances that certain combinations are more likely... like look at it with three cups of two different color chips:

red-red-red
red-red-blue
red-blue-red
blue-red-red
blue-blue-red
red-blue-blue
blue-red-blue
blue-blue-blue

but the chances for one, if they ARENT picked randomly, is just...

ZOMG NEVER MIND SORRY

wow i'm such an idiot.
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#15 unreality

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:47 PM

ahhh actually I was right to an extent. We sort of met in the middle. This, copied from the front of my answer, was the base for the rest of my operations:

4 RED, 1 GREEN
3 RED, 2 GREEN
2 RED, 3 GREEN

Each are equally probable.

That statement is perfectly true... I just didnt elongate it. For example, 4 red and 1 green can be:

GRRRR
RGRRR
RRGRR
RRRGR
RRRRG

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#16 bonanova

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:22 PM

ZOMG NEVER MIND SORRY

wow i'm such an ------.

Not true. Quit talking about my friends like that....
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