Can somebody in basic terms-for I have never studied probability- explain what the "Strong Law of Large Numbers" as well as "Weak Law of Small Numbers".

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- November 15th 2005, 07:29 PMThePerfectHackerThe Strong Law of Large Numbers
Can somebody in basic terms-for I have never studied probability- explain what the "Strong Law of Large Numbers" as well as "Weak Law of Small Numbers".

- November 17th 2005, 03:41 AMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**ThePerfectHacker**

- November 17th 2005, 08:37 AMMathGuru
I remember in College statistics we learned never to have a sample larger than 10% of the poulation. Why is that? Does it have anything to do with the aforementioned theory?

- November 17th 2005, 09:53 AMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**MathGuru**

- November 18th 2005, 09:09 AMThePerfectHacker
I found it interesting that people used The Strong Law for millenia by observing patterns in nature without really understanding why it is thus.

Why is the Strong Law an important law in probabilty theory? - November 18th 2005, 09:21 AMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**ThePerfectHacker**

*a priori*concerned with reality. The LLN (any version, there are many) allows a connection back to reality.