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    22 Stats that will change the way you see the world.

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    #1 is awesome.


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    Re: 22 Stats that will change the way you see the world.



    I do not agree with this one.


    Another random statistic: with only 23 people in a room it is more likely that two or more people share a birthday, than that nobody shares a birthday.


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    Re: 22 Stats that will change the way you see the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post


    I do not agree with this one.


    Another random statistic: with only 23 people in a room it is more likely that two or more people share a birthday, than that nobody shares a birthday.
    Yeah I don't know if I buy that one. It seems very unlikely but given how much of the world play some type of card games I think it would be unlikely for this to at least happen once. Also, I understand that 52! is the number of different ways a deck can be arranged but I think you can eliminate some of the instances where it would be like just cutting the deck once. I think it would be incredibly difficult/improbable to riffle 7 times and have the deck back in its orginal form.



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    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    Yeah I don't know if I buy that one. It seems very unlikely but given how much of the world play some type of card games I think it would be unlikely for this to at least happen once. Also, I understand that 52! is the number of different ways a deck can be arranged but I think you can eliminate some of the instances where it would be like just cutting the deck once. I think it would be incredibly difficult/improbable to riffle 7 times and have the deck back in its orginal form.
    Also I did know about that birthday statistic.



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    Re: 22 Stats that will change the way you see the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post


    I do not agree with this one.


    Another random statistic: with only 23 people in a room it is more likely that two or more people share a birthday, than that nobody shares a birthday.
    The card one would be true if a single riffle shuffle was truly a completely randomizing event, but it isn't. For example have you ever riffle shuffled one time and had the card that was on the top of the deck end up on the bottom? So there is some distribution after a riffle shuffle where some results are more likely that others which basically reduces the number of combinations. (Dang I'm a nerd).

    Also the birthday stat can make a pretty good bet at a bar. After a few drinks bet someone that if you ask 30 people in the bar their birthday two will be the same. At 30 you are a 2:1 favorite. If you can get them to go with 60 you are pretty much a lock.



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