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# A Cry for Help!!

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 Posted: January 26, 2007, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

I have 5 filters in my favorite software that I would like to concentrate on. Each filter can be played 2 ways. How many different would I get using 5 filters at a time? I just can't seem to get it right. Would someone please help me?

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I have 5 filters in my favorite software that I would like to concentrate on. Each filter can be played 2 ways. How many different would I get using 5 filters at a time? I just can't seem to get it right. Would someone please help me?

I get confused myself.

I think it woud be 2x2x2x2x2=32 Don't hold me to this!!

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I have 5 filters in my favorite software that I would like to concentrate on. Each filter can be played 2 ways. How many different would I get using 5 filters at a time? I just can't seem to get it right. Would someone please help me?

For anything where you have two possible outcomes for each event,  the possible outcomes for multiple events will be 2 raised to (the number of events). In your case it would be 2 to the 5th, or 2*2* 2*2*2, which is 32.

The general formula is (possible outcomes for each event) ^ (number of events). If each filter had 4 possibilities and you had 3 filters  there would be a total of 4^3rd combinations or 4*4*4, which is 64.

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 Posted: January 27, 2007, 4:28 am - IP Logged

The filter webmark may be trying to use may not simply be on-off. For instance, there are in existence 90% filters on sums, numeric positions, and more.

Before anyone tries to help they would have to know specifics - what lottery, what filters?

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 Posted: January 27, 2007, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

If the filters are percentage based, I have a couple of blog entries (partial credit filtering) on doing calculations like that.

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The filter webmark may be trying to use may not simply be on-off. For instance, there are in existence 90% filters on sums, numeric positions, and more.

Before anyone tries to help they would have to know specifics - what lottery, what filters?

gl

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The rest of his question wasn't well-worded, but he clearly said each of 5 filters "can be played 2 ways."  If he was asking how many possible ways he can use the 5 filters with two options for each filter, then it's a simple math question (maybe that's why he chose to put it in the math forum?). If that is what he was asking we have exactly the information we need, and the answer is 32. It doesn't matter what the filters do, or what games they're used for.

If the filters can be used in more than 2 ways the formula is still the same:  (number of ways the filters can be played) to the 5th power.

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 Posted: January 28, 2007, 3:25 am - IP Logged

I have a program that I designed myself which allows me to setup parameters that are similar to what others call filters and if they are too restrictive no combinations will be selected but I guess you'll never know until you try.

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KY is absolutely correct. The number of "ways" is 32.

The next step may be to find out which of those 32 ways gives the best results, and how to do those calculations. I think some of us were anticipating (jumping to) that step. As johnph77 noted, these things can have a finer granularity than "on/off".

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 Posted: January 29, 2007, 8:15 am - IP Logged

Thanks to everyone for their response. Let me be more specific. The software I am using is Ion's MDIEditor and would like to experiment with I1 through I5 filters which can be played under or over the median. I want to play all 5 filters under or over the median or both ways at the same time.  As basis of my strategy I want to use the total possible combinations.Hope that is a clearer defination of what i am trying ascertain. Good luck to everyone today.

Norm.

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