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bgonÃ§alves
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Hello, you can create a method for lottery based on the elimination of gauss?

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Hello, you can create a method for lottery based on the elimination of gauss?

, gauss, or gauss·es.  (Abbr. G)
The centimeter-gram-second unit of  magnetic flux density, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter.

Could you show an example of using the gauss method ???

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Techniques for adding the numbers 1 to 100

There’s a popular story that Gauss, mathematician extraordinaire, had a lazy teacher. The so-called educator wanted to keep the kids busy so he could take a nap; he asked the class to add the numbers 1 to 100.

Gauss approached with his answer: 5050. So soon? The teacher suspected a cheat, but no. Manual addition was for suckers, and Gauss found a formula to sidestep the problem:

Sum from 1 to n =

Sum from 1 to 100 =

Let’s share a few explanations of this result and really understand it intuitively. For these examples we’ll add 1 to 10, and then see how it applies for 1 to 100 (or 1 to any number).

Technique 1: Pair Numbers

Pairing numbers is a common approach to this problem. Instead of writing all the numbers in a single column, let’s wrap the numbers around, like this:

 1  2  3  4  510 9  8  7  6

An interesting pattern emerges: the sum of each column is 11. As the top row increases, the bottom row decreases, so the sum stays the same.

Because 1 is paired with 10 (our n), we can say that each column has (n+1). And how many pairs do we have? Well, we have 2 equal rows, we must have n/2 pairs.

Number of pairs * Sum of each pair =

which is the formula above.

Wait — what about an odd number of items?

Ah, I’m glad you brought it up. What if we are adding up the numbers 1 to 9? We don’t have an even number of items to pair up. Many explanations will just give the explanation above and leave it at that. I won’t.

Let’s add the numbers 1 to 9, but instead of starting from 1, let’s count from 0 instead:

 0  1  2  3  49  8  7  6  5

By counting from 0, we get an “extra item” (10 in total) so we can have an even number of rows. However, our formula will look a bit different.

Notice that each column has a sum of n (not n+1, like before), since 0 and 9 are grouped. And instead of having exactly n items in 2 rows (for n/2 pairs total), we have n + 1 items in 2 rows (for (n + 1)/2 pairs total). If you plug these numbers in

Number of pairs * sum of each pair =

which is the same formula as before. It always bugged me that the same formula worked for both odd and even numbers – won’t you get a fraction? Yep, you get the same formula, but for different reasons.

Technique 2: Use Two Rows

The above method works, but you handle odd and even numbers differently. Isn’t there a better way? Yes.

Instead of looping the numbers around, let’s write them in two rows:

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  1010 9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1

Notice that we have 10 pairs, and each pair adds up to 10+1.

The total of all the numbers above is

Total = pairs * size of each pair =

But we only want the sum of one row, not both. So we divide the formula above by 2 and get:

Now this is cool (as cool as rows of numbers can be). It works for an odd or even number of items the same!

Technique 3: Make a Rectangle

I recently stumbled upon another explanation, a fresh approach to the old pairing explanation. Different explanations work better for different people, and I tend to like this one better.

Instead of writing out numbers, pretend we have beans. We want to add 1 bean to 2 beans to 3 beans… all the way up to 5 beans.

 xx xx x xx x x xx x x x x

Sure, we could go to 10 or 100 beans, but with 5 you get the idea. How do we count the number of beans in our pyramid?

Well, the sum is clearly 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5. But let’s look at it a different way. Let’s say we mirror our pyramid (I’ll use “o” for the mirrored beans), and then topple it over:

 x                 o      x o o o o ox x             o o      x x o o o ox x x         o o o  =>  x x x o o ox x x x     o o o o      x x x x o ox x x x x o o o o o      x x x x x o

Cool, huh? In case you’re wondering whether it “really” lines up, it does. Take a look at the bottom row of the regular pyramid, with 5′x (and 1 o). The next row of the pyramid has 1 less x (4 total) and 1 more o (2 total) to fill the gap. Just like the pairing, one side is increasing, and the other is decreasing.

Now for the explanation: How many beans do we have total? Well, that’s just the area of the rectangle.

We have n rows (we didn’t change the number of rows in the pyramid), and our collection is (n + 1) units wide, since 1 “o” is paired up with all the “x”s.

Notice that this time, we don’t care about n being odd or even – the total area formula works out just fine. If n is odd, we’ll have an even number of items (n+1) in each row.

But of course, we don’t want the total area (the number of x’s and o’s), we just want the number of x’s. Since we doubled the x’s to get the o’s, the x’s by themselves are just half of the total area:

Number of x’s =

And we’re back to our original formula. Again, the number of x’s in the pyramid = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5, or the sum from 1 to n.

Technique 4: Average it out

We all know that

average = sum / number of items

which we can rewrite to

sum = average * number of items

So let’s figure out the sum. If we have 100 numbers (1…100), then we clearly have 100 items. That was easy.

To get the average, notice that the numbers are all equally distributed. For every big number, there’s a small number on the other end. Let’s look at a small set:

 1 2 3

The average is 2. 2 is already in the middle, and 1 and 3 “cancel out” so their average is 2.

For an even number of items

 1 2 3 4

the average is between 2 and 3 – it’s 2.5. Even though we have a fractional average, this is ok — since we have an even number of items, when we multiply the average by the count that ugly fraction will disappear.

Notice in both cases, 1 is on one side of the average and N is equally far away on the other. So, we can say the average of the entire set is actually just the average of 1 and n: (1 + n)/2.

Putting this into our formula

And voila! We have a fourth way of thinking about our formula.

So why is this useful?

Three reasons:

1. Adding up numbers quickly can be useful for estimation. Notice that the formula expands to this:

Let’s say you want to add the numbers from 1 to 1000: suppose you get 1 additional visitor to your site each day – how many total visitors will you have after 1000 days? Since thousand squared = 1 million, we get

million / 2 + 1000/2 = 500,500.

2. This concept of adding numbers 1 to N shows up in other places, like figuring out the probability for the birthday paradox. Having a firm grasp of this formula will help your understanding in many areas.

3. Most importantly, this example shows there are many ways to understand a formula. Maybe you like the pairing method, maybe you prefer the rectangle technique, or maybe there’s another explanation that works for you. Don’t give up when you don’t understand — try to find another explanation that works. Happy math.

By the way, there are more details about the history of this story and the technique Gauss may have used.

Variations

Start with the regular formula (1 + 2 + 3 + … + n = n * (n + 1) / 2) and subtract off the part you don’t want (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 4 * (4 + 1) / 2 = 10).

Sum for 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + … n = [n * (n + 1) / 2] – 10

And for any starting number a:

Sum from a to n = [n * (n + 1) / 2] – [a * (a + 1) / 2]

How about even numbers, like 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + … + n?

Just double the regular formula. To add evens from 2 to 50, find 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 … + 25 and double it:

Sum of 2 + 4 + 6 + … + n = 2 * (1 + 2 + 3 + … + n/2) = 2 * n/2 * (n/2 + 1) / 2 = n/2 * (n/2 + 1)

So, to get the evens from 2 to 50 you’d do 25 * (25 + 1) = 650

How about odd numbers, like 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + … + n?

That’s the same as the even formula, except each number is 1 less than its counterpart (we have 1 instead of 2, 3 instead of 4, and so on). We get the next biggest even number (n + 1) and take off the extra (n + 1)/2 “-1″ items:

Sum of 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 +  … + n = [(n + 1)/2 * ((n + 1)/2 + 1)] – [(n + 1) / 2]

To add 1 + 3 + 5 + … 13, get the next biggest even (n + 1 = 14) and do

[14/2 * (14/2 + 1)] – 7 = 7 * 8 – 7 = 56 – 7 = 49

Combinations: evens and offset

Let’s say you want the evens from 50 + 52 + 54 + 56 + … 100. Find all the evens

2 + 4 + 6 + … + 100 = 50 * 51

and subtract off the ones you don’t want

2 + 4 + 6 + … 48 = 24 * 25

So, the sum from 50 + 52 + … 100 = (50 * 51) – (24 * 25) = 1950

Phew! Hope this helps.

Ruby nerds: you can check this using

 (50..100).select {|x| x % 2 == 0 }.inject(:+)1950

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Hello, you can create a method for lottery based on the elimination of gauss?

Well first I must advise to avoid meals that contain large amounts of onions, cabbage and fava beans, and that may help you to eliminate gauss.

After the elimination of gauss, it is much easier for you to concentrate on your lottery systems.

But you should already know all this being a doctor and all.

Dedication, Persistence, Observation, Analysis, Patience, Faith, Hard Work, Focus, Awarenes of the Nexus, and Bankroll are the keys to wininng!! - The Book of Numbers 10:6

Sometimes I win, Sometimes I don't win, but I NEVER lose!!!!  -  TEXAMlliOnS $United States Member #116272 September 7, 2011 20244 Posts Offline  Posted: January 2, 2013, 6:50 pm - IP Logged Well first I must advise to avoid meals that contain large amounts of onions, cabbage and fava beans, and that may help you to eliminate gauss. After the elimination of gauss, it is much easier for you to concentrate on your lottery systems. But you should already know all this being a doctor and all. Good luck with your lottery system and your gauss elimination! Good ole Doc san, and his gastric issues. Nice of you to help out with such sound and moving advice.... 10/6 NYC United States Member #124498 March 14, 2012 6730 Posts Offline  Posted: January 2, 2013, 7:33 pm - IP Logged Good ole Doc san, and his gastric issues. Nice of you to help out with such sound and moving advice.... Well good movement is very intrinsic for the proper elimination of gauss. Some good stretching and gentle yoga, can work wonders. The Trend Is Your Friend - The GOLDEN LADY Dedication, Persistence, Observation, Analysis, Patience, Faith, Hard Work, Focus, Awarenes of the Nexus, and Bankroll are the keys to wininng!! - The Book of Numbers 10:6 Sometimes I win, Sometimes I don't win, but I NEVER lose!!!! - TEXAMlliOnS $

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Hello, cajumwind, perfect very good job goal is to create arrays   To eliminate patterns of a lottery, then the number or no ests in this standard eliminated Goal is to eliminate groups of patterns of numbers, of course the formula is not ready, but you can use the method guass, and probabilities to safely eliminate some patterns, and use the pivot (fixed) also

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Hello, cajumwind, perfect very good job goal is to create arrays
To eliminate patterns of a lottery, then the number or no ests in this standard eliminated
Goal is to eliminate groups of patterns of numbers, of course the formula is not ready, but you can use the method guass, and probabilities to safely eliminate some patterns, and use the pivot (fixed) also

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Hello, lottoboner when we can dominate the weather and the elimination of numbers
Ie see that conflict, the conflict and see the numbers that repeat and not repeat a certain number of draws past, along with the study of even and odd high and low, with heels together, we are on track

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Hello, you can create a method for lottery based on the elimination of gauss?

You cannot eliminate Gauss because he died long ago.

Kind regards,

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You cannot eliminate Gauss because he died long ago.

Kind regards,

Hello, sergem, I know he died, but he left a legacy of eliminçao by matrices
Example a 49/6 12 groups of 4 lottery numbers, arranged in row and row,
Passing a lottery, which sees groups are of different positions, of course we have to adapt your concept (gauss) for lotteries, then TEMSO two conditions to predict numbers and deleting numbers, you can focus on rather than anticipate, predict the numbers position that will be eliminated by the small matrices, this is conflict!!

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