what are the chances of you asking someone when is their birthday, and their respond is today? what are the chances of that? please, extra credit :D

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- Jan 12th 2006, 03:09 PMmattballer082what are the chances?
what are the chances of you asking someone when is their birthday, and their respond is today? what are the chances of that? please, extra credit :D

- Jan 12th 2006, 04:22 PMJameson
Probability = desired outcomes / possible ones

You are asking on one day out of 365, so I would say $\displaystyle \frac{1}{365}$ - Jan 13th 2006, 12:25 AMTD!Quote:

Originally Posted by**Jameson**

*equally probable*. - Jan 13th 2006, 01:44 PMJameson
True. Thanks for clearing that up. :D

- Jan 13th 2006, 01:58 PMTD!
It's just a small detail but a very important one.

For example, it's true for a (perfect) dice: chance on throwing 6 is desired/possible = 1/6.

But let's take the lottery: chance on winning? Possible outcomes: yes and no, so 2. Chance: 1/2. I hope so, but I don't think so ;) - Jan 14th 2006, 05:15 PMmattballer082
i was kinda asking for % answer.

- Jan 14th 2006, 05:43 PMThePerfectHacker
Approximately .27%