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MATH QUESTION

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by THANKYOU, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. THANKYOU

    THANKYOU Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2005 Messages: 2,772 Likes Received: 21
    i forgot how to do the equation... but here is what im trying to figure out:

    if you have numbes 1-44

    and the winning combination is 6 of those numbers...

    what is the equation to determine how many possible combinations there are?
     
  2. Future Droid

    Future Droid Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 1,077 Likes Received: 1
    not too polished on my stats but le me think bout this one..

    if it was a 1 number guess it would be 1 in 44

    if it was a 2 number guess it would be 1 in 44*44 i think

    so try 1 in 44^6

    which sould be 1 in 7,256,313,856
     
  3. THANKYOU

    THANKYOU Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2005 Messages: 2,772 Likes Received: 21
    you calculating odds of winning or combinations?

    i need to know the combinations it could be.

    like 1,2,3,4,5,6 is one combination.

    another could be 1,3,4,5,6,7 could be another.

    how many different combo's could there be?
     
  4. dobsilla

    dobsilla Senior Member

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    thats how you do it.
     
  5. EGO31

    EGO31 Banned

    Joined: Mar 17, 2006 Messages: 287 Likes Received: 0
    calculator or google you won't win anyway sorry mate
     
  6. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 175
    what is the probability that a hot chick on saturday night live will say the phrase "ball the meat" and NOBODY will laugh or even snicker?
     
  7. fuse=--action

    fuse=--action Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005 Messages: 1,855 Likes Received: 0
    It's called a factorial.

    And the answer is
    1 in 5,082,517,000
    but that's just an approximation.

    -fuse.
     
  8. Future Droid

    Future Droid Senior Member

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    i think it would only be a factorial if the order mattered.
     
  9. fuse=--action

    fuse=--action Senior Member

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    No, I think a factorial is good because you can't choose one number twice.

    But I'm not sure if a factorial includes the same combination in different orders.

    E.G.
    1 2 3 4 5
    2 3 4 1 5

    Because that would be extra combinations.
    -fuse.
     
  10. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 175

    Is that for me? Because I just saw that happen... wow, what are the odds... I mean...
     
  11. Future Droid

    Future Droid Senior Member

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    humm yeah if there are to be no duplicates, it could be something like

    1 in (44*43*42*41*40*39)

    i forget how to write out the series factorial thing...
     
  12. THANKYOU

    THANKYOU Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2005 Messages: 2,772 Likes Received: 21
    no the order of the numbers doesnt matter and one number can only be used once!

    like 1,2,3,4,5,6

    would be the same winning combo as : 1,3,4,6,5,2

    because its the same 6 numbers.

    come on people, i know one of you is smart in math
     
  13. Future Droid

    Future Droid Senior Member

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    i think the last one i posted accounts for all that if not fuck it...i give up.
     
  14. fuse=--action

    fuse=--action Senior Member

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    TEASE, that's what I was saying, but i realized after posting that that is what Future
    Droid meant in his post.
    -fuse.
     
  15. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    fuckin nerds. you're all fired
     
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