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MATH QUESTION

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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.

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Originally posted by fuse=--action@Apr 1 2006, 11:53 PM

And the answer is

1 in 5,082,517,000

but that's just an approximation.

 

-fuse.

 

 

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

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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...

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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

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Originally posted by Future Droid@Apr 2 2006, 12:05 AM

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...

 

 

I think this is the right answer..

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Originally posted by Lonesome Cowboy Bill+Apr 2 2006, 12:30 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Lonesome Cowboy Bill - Apr 2 2006, 12:30 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
Originally posted by Future Droid@Apr 2 2006, 12:05 AM

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...

 

 

I think this is the right answer..

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<!--QuoteBegin-fuse=--action@Apr 1 2006, 11:53 PM

It's called a factorial.

 

And the answer is

1 in 5,082,517,000

but that's just an approximation.

 

-fuse.

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Originally posted by THANKYOU@Apr 2 2006, 04:38 AM

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?

 

 

WHATEVER THE NUMBER IS, IT AIN'T GONNA HELP YOU WIN BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY COMBINATIONS. IF YOU WERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR JUST HALF OF THOSE COMBINATIONS IT WOULD COST YOU MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THE END.

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FUCKING USE COMBINATORICS!!

 

6! over 40!

 

according to my scientific calc - 1 in 8.8 x 10^-46 chance

 

basically. not going to work

 

you have to factor the two seperate factorials - the combination of SIX numbers out of a possible 40 - check the math 12 text book (aka i am a math 12 tutor)

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Originally posted by sarahyoulose@Apr 2 2006, 02:45 AM

FUCKING USE COMBINATORICS!!

 

So... what you're saying is... ... ...

 

DUDE! BAILOUT! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

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Lotto is not a fair game (mathematically speaking). So unless this is for a highschool math project, that's all you need. Note that it is less chance than a golfer being struck by lightning while hitting a hole in one.

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Originally posted by sarahyoulose@Apr 2 2006, 07:45 AM

FUCKING USE COMBINATORICS!!

 

6! over 40!

 

according to my scientific calc - 1 in 8.8 x 10^-46 chance

 

basically. not going to work

 

you have to factor the two seperate factorials - the combination of SIX numbers out of a possible 40 - check the math 12 text book (aka i am a math 12 tutor)

 

no this is wrong, the chances are not that low. your mistake lies in counting the factorial all the way down from 44 when it should stop at 39. the answer isnt in the range of the -40 powers. with those kind of ods the lottery would never even get a winning number, not even in a billion year range!

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fuse is right...factorial......that was the shit with the exclamation point...

 

n! ......i remember a test question like this in stats a few years ago....it was about license plates..

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this is intresting. my and my dad figuered it out to be a GUARANTEED WIN IN THE LOTTO (only possible way)

is to buy aprox. 7 billion tickets...

hardly seems worth it...

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