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# Do some number combinations have better odds?

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"And for someone who claims to understand STD DEV, I'd think you'd know what they mean in terms of the math involved.... since you'd certainly need to."

I apparently wrongly assumed anyone talking about standard deviation knew what "mean" is as it applies to lottery statistics. I didn't know it was possible to determine the standard deviation without knowing the mean.

Would it help if I said the "arithmetic mean", "median" or, "mode"?

It would help if you defined the measurement.

Like "the mean monetary result" would be an example.

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And if you get heads correct 3 times in a row did you get BETTER than expected ODDS (in the short term)?

No, because odds are different than results.  Assuming the coin was fair, the odds of you getting 3 heads were 12.5%.  Surely, that's possible and not abnormal.

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It would help if you defined the measurement.

Like "the mean monetary result" would be an example.

I get a "mean monetary result" when I hit 5 of 5............ lol. lol. lol.

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I don't get why you think crossing them off the list affects the machine that selects them.

Why do you keep saying things that are stupid and idiotic Boney??

This is why I said your acting like a "superior being" yesterday, you are acting as judge over what peple think and what they are saying......... without even being close to the reality.

Do you beleve statements like this are accurate, or are you just screwing around.....

Just wondering.

I don't see how that statement is judgemental.  I just don't understand why you think that.

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I mean clearly you think your decision making in selecting numbers impacts the odds of your hitting.

I don't understand WHY you think that.  I don't know how that's judgemental, I just don't think it's true and don't understand reasoning you have that makes you believe it is true.

Me saying I don't get why you think a certain way isn't judgemental.... It's just me saying that's not how I think.

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I don't see how that statement is judgemental.  I just don't understand why you think that.

Because its absurd to suggest we believe that we are "affecting the machine that selects the balls" lol. lol.

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I mean clearly you think your decision making in selecting numbers impacts the odds of your hitting.

I don't understand WHY you think that.  I don't know how that's judgemental, I just don't think it's true and don't understand reasoning you have that makes you believe it is true.

Me saying I don't get why you think a certain way isn't judgemental.... It's just me saying that's not how I think.

Ok, but thats not the same as saying I "affect the machine that draws the balls"........

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 Posted: December 19, 2012, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

Ronnie316

I see where  Your  Up  for,

"Hottest Player of The Month"   over in MADDOG's     for Dec.

I also noticed that You and Your Team-mate   CowPi3

have won  a 27 Million dollar Jackpot

Question;

Where is mcginnin56  lately???

Sorry to be Off-Subject

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Ronnie316

I see where  Your  Up  for,

"Hottest Player of The Month"   over in MADDOG's     for Dec.

I also noticed that You and Your Team-mate   CowPi3

have won  a 27 Million dollar Jackpot

Question;

Where is mcginnin56  lately???

Sorry to be Off-Subject

Just a quirk..... Im sure........ No one can predict the future..... Right???? lol. lol. lol.

He has not said but I think he is working and he does still stop in everyday......

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 Posted: December 19, 2012, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

I was pretty sure I was going to hit the bonus number or the 7 last night and the 7 hit on all my lines.

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 Posted: December 19, 2012, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

I still haven't check my QPs to see if I'm the one in AZ that hit 5 of 5. lol. lol. lol.

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 Posted: December 19, 2012, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

No, because odds are different than results.  Assuming the coin was fair, the odds of you getting 3 heads were 12.5%.  Surely, that's possible and not abnormal.

Let's compare these three even money chances with the chances of a group of 28 numbers with a 2.56% chance of matching five numbers in 5 consecutive drawings. Using the same math it's 0.000001099511627776%.

How is it possible for 19,656 groups to beat odds of 91 million to 1 in every drawing?

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.......  and the Beat Goes on .....

Talk to you guys later

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.......  and the Beat Goes on .....

Talk to you guys later

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 Posted: December 19, 2012, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

It would help if you defined the measurement.

Like "the mean monetary result" would be an example.