Posted by Brett on September 24, 2002 at 11:47:08:
In Reply to: How in hell can a thumbtack land any other way?! n/t posted by Denis Borris on September 24, 2002 at 01:49:15:
: : : : If I toss a thumbtack 100 times and it has the point facing up 46 times, what is the empirical probability of tossing a U?
: : : : Using this empirical probability for U, find the probability of tossing 5 U's in 10 tosses.
: : : : Same questions if the thumbtack is point facing up 50 times.
: : Sorry it did not make sense. The "U" symbolized the point facing up.
It can land with the point laying down on the countertop.
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