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by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What should I learn.
Replies: 47
Views: 4135

Re: What should I learn.

Yes, in 10th grade you learn "following directions." It is a very popular class to teach instead of mathematics. Maybe in college (if you go to a particularly good one) there will be some math. And in the meantime, figure out how to solve all of Google's puzzles using nothing more advance...
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: verifying accuracy of a probability?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: verifying accuracy of a probability?

Also, who's going to prove that your prediction was inaccurate? That is the great thing about probability: There is only a CHANCE that your method was faulty. You can always claim a fluke.
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Optimization Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Optimization Problem

Also, what shape has the highest volume to surface area ratio
(hint)
Spoiler:
What shape is a bubble? And what is the surface area equation and the volume equation for this shape with respect to its significant dimension(s)
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Your favourite calculator
Replies: 43
Views: 5644

Re: Your favourite calculator

TI-84 With some level of knowledge of programming, you can put in any of the functions of the TI-89... Writing a computer algebra system in assembly doesn't sound like all that much fun to me. I'm not even sure how to do it right in a high level language like C++. With the exception of games, I loo...
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Roulette Betting Theory
Replies: 38
Views: 4052

Re: Roulette Betting Theory

Of course, the main point I was making was that it is logical to bet if and only if the amount you would have if you win is worth more than the numbers would indicate ($5000 is worth 5 times as much as $2500 to you for whatever reason), and blackjack might offer better odds than roulette.
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69152

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

My math teacher gave us notes to copy off the board. This does not seem so bad until you realize 3 things 1)She graded based on accuracy of copying rather than understanding of the concepts--in an honors math-analysis class 2)She did not answer questions, but instead pointed out sections of notes or...
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 88775

Re: High School Pranks

My friends and I bred crickets for about a month, until we had a plethora of cages full of them. About a month before school ended we let them all go in the tunnel system below our school. By the last day of the semester there was not a room in the building that you could not hear them in. And you ...
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SAT Scores
Replies: 241
Views: 36583

Re: SAT Scores

680 reading 690 writing 710 math As a high-school freshman. Of course, the results here make me look stupid, but that is in the 90th percentile for graduating seniors. So basically, the people here are either abnormally smart or making things up, though from looking at the fora I am tempted to go wi...
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Roulette Betting Theory
Replies: 38
Views: 4052

Re: Roulette Betting Theory

A LOSING streak is slowly eating away at the unfavorable cards, leading to a marginally higher probability of winning the next bet. Whether this effect is larger than the ante is debatable, especially because of betting limits and the fact that casinos now use multiple decks and lessen this effect f...
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What should I learn.
Replies: 47
Views: 4135

Re: What should I learn.

I'm just coming out of 10th grade, but I've found that I have learned more in a few weeks of looking at this forum and doing research on things I don't understand than I learned in the last year in pre-calc/math analysis/whatever you want to call it. These forums bring up some of the more interestin...
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Your favourite calculator
Replies: 43
Views: 5644

Re: Your favourite calculator

TI-84

With some level of knowledge of programming, you can put in any of the functions of the TI-89, and it is the first place I learned to program.

Also, I like the fact that it lets you do pretty much anything in assembly right on the calculator (if you memorize the hex codes or have a chart).
by A_pathetic_lizardmnan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Roulette Betting Theory
Replies: 38
Views: 4052

Re: Roulette Betting Theory

Well, there is one instance in which roulette can come out to your advantage. If, for example, you have a mortgage payment of $4000 you need to pay or you will be foreclosed, and you have $3500, it is obvious that $4000 is more than 8/7 times as valuable as $3500 and therefore it is worth the risk t...

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