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 Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:23 pmPost subject: What is the correct mathematical answer?
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 Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:36 pmPost subject: Re: What is the correct mathematical answer? Oh self reference, so much fun.
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 Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:48 pmPost subject: Re: What is the correct mathematical answer? Infinitesimally small_________________PS: Ulysses1975 GP: THMFXX I, Ulysses - Blog Playing Razz Poker 'I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.' Edgar Allan Poe
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:10 pm
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 X wrote: Infinitesimally small

Zero?
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:23 pm
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PokerSensation wrote:
 X wrote: Infinitesimally small

Zero?

'almost'
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:24 pm
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X wrote:
PokerSensation wrote:
 X wrote: Infinitesimally small

Zero?

'almost'

lol it can only be zero.
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 Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:05 pmPost subject: Re: What is the correct mathematical answer? I'm working on 25%. You have a 1 in 4 chance of *randomly* getting the right answer. Once you start crunching the numbers, you are no longer in random land._________________Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:13 pm
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PokerSensation wrote:
X wrote:
PokerSensation wrote:
 X wrote: Infinitesimally small

Zero?

'almost'

lol it can only be zero.

U sure?
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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:52 am
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PokerSensation wrote:
X wrote:
PokerSensation wrote:
 X wrote: Infinitesimally small

Zero?

'almost'

lol it can only be zero.

lol?!

Take 1 and divide it by 2 once - you are left with half of one. Take 1 and divide it by 2 twice and you are left with a quarter of one. Are you saying that if you take 1 and divide it by 2 an infinite amount of times, you would be left with 0?

Out of interest... what number/fraction when divided by two equals zero, and how did you get there by halving anything?!

LOL
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 Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:23 amPost subject: Re: What is the correct mathematical answer? its self referential. so you have 1 in 4 chance but 2 are the same so 2 in 4. a 50% chance. 50% is one of the answers. so you have 1 in 4 chance of selecting that answer. marty mcfly style paradox where you shag your mum. I want to say impredicative but dont quote me on it and pembo will correct._________________The next best thing to gambling and winning is gambling and losing. -- Nick "The Greek" Dandalos
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 Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:31 pmPost subject: Re: What is the correct mathematical answer? The obvious answer is 25% as a one in 4 guess. As there are two 25% answers, this would make it 50%. However, there is only one 50% answer and the chances of guessing that would be 25% (1 in 4). So it is a never ending paradox and goes round and round. Thus it must be zero?
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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:33 pm
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 darrensprengers wrote: its self referential. so you have 1 in 4 chance but 2 are the same so 2 in 4. a 50% chance. 50% is one of the answers. so you have 1 in 4 chance of selecting that answer. marty mcfly style paradox where you shag your mum. I want to say impredicative but dont quote me on it and pembo will correct.

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:34 pm
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X wrote:
PokerSensation wrote:
X wrote:
PokerSensation wrote:
 X wrote: Infinitesimally small

Zero?

'almost'

lol it can only be zero.

lol?!

Take 1 and divide it by 2 once - you are left with half of one. Take 1 and divide it by 2 twice and you are left with a quarter of one. Are you saying that if you take 1 and divide it by 2 an infinite amount of times, you would be left with 0?

Out of interest... what number/fraction when divided by two equals zero, and how did you get there by halving anything?!

LOL

But aren't none of them correct?
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 Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:17 pmPost subject: Re: What is the correct mathematical answer? So the correct mathematical answer is that there isn't one?
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 Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:31 pmPost subject: Re: What is the correct mathematical answer? I withdraw my answer... on reflection, it was a bit stupid. I tried to look at it recursively, but it didn't work. _________________PS: Ulysses1975 GP: THMFXX I, Ulysses - Blog Playing Razz Poker 'I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.' Edgar Allan Poe
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