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1. Odds

ok..sorry for a start...just a 'stupid' question...something like that..( it's all about lottery ) WHAT ARE THE ODDS ? basically we can find on the net the odds for 6/45,6/49 and so on including the Powerball and the rest... so, my question is this..I will try to be as clear as possible..sorry if it sounds confusing... ( i did searched on the net and one says a 'math' guy gave the probability of billions of combination...yes...billions..) but I do not think so... so, here we go..i came across a lottery game.. you choose 1 set of 4 digits from 0000 to 9999 = odds of you hitting the 1st prize ( one prize ) is 1/10,000 ...right ? example : you chose 1234 ...from 0000 to 9999 ------------------------------------------------------------ now this gets interesting; they have a game where you choose 2 sets of 4 digits, eg. 1234 + 5678 this is called a pair... so, you will have 1234 ( from 0000 to 9999 ) we will call SET A + 5678 ( from 0000 to 9999 ) we will call SET B basic layman calculation WILL BE : 10,000 x 10,000 = 100 million possibility ?... yea ? not exactly... cos we will have same pair as we go along.. so , like this... SET A SET B ( for 0000 ) SET A SET B ( for 0001 ) and so on.... 0000 + 0000 = 1 pair 0001 + 0000 <---- same as 'x' 0000 + 0001 = 1 pair <--- same as 'x' 0001 + 0001 so for SET A alone for '0000' + 9,999 of SET B , we will have 10,000 PAIRS... and so on.. but looking at 'x' , it' the same , so it count as the SAME COMBO... so, less than 100 millions cos you take out the SAME combo... 1ST QUESTION so, what are the odds ? -------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOW.......IT'S GETS MORE INTERESTING ... for you to hit Jackpot 1 you need your selection of 1234 + 5678 ( your pair ) to come out in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize... example : 1st Prize - 1234 OR 1st prize - 1234 2nd prize - 5678 2nd prize - 8817 3rd prize - 8817 3rd prize - 5678 as long as your 'pair' appears in the to 3 prizes.. odds are different again, right ? so, anyone can help ? lol !!!!
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