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A friend of mine has this particular outlook when purchasing tickets.

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Posted: December 8, 2012, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

Naaaa..I'm not malicious like that......seems a little childish to me. Carry on.

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    Posted: December 8, 2012, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

    Well Dang! You live in NEW YORK! The odds "seem" to be in YOUR favor! LOL

    The New York lottery has more losers than winners. I'm on the losing side.

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      Posted: December 8, 2012, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

      Awwww RJOh!! That wasn't nice!!! <frown>

      There's nothing nice to be said about an incompetent teacher except maybe she's a wal-mart clerk.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: December 8, 2012, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

        She's actually a very good teacher and very well liked by her students.  Out of curiosity, just how would YOU advise students to answer a series of multliple choice questions if they couldn't use the process of elimination to get the answers? Leave them all blank?

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          Posted: December 8, 2012, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

          She's actually a very good teacher and very well liked by her students.  Out of curiosity, just how would YOU advise students to answer a series of multliple choice questions if they couldn't use the process of elimination to get the answers? Leave them all blank?

          Personally I would advise leaving them blank if they absolutely had no idea which were the best answers rather than marking anything and hoping to get lucky.   Similar tests used by industry and others are more sophisticated and marking the wrong answers can some time reduce the credit you get for the answers you marked correctly.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: December 8, 2012, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

            Your teacher friend is absolutely correct. The fact that she is talking about multiple choice tests clouds the reality.

            Let's clarify it by using a true/false test.

            If you knew none of the answers you could guess T or F for each question and conceivably guess all of them wrong. However, if one systematicallyanswers all T or all F they are guaranteed a certain number will be correct. 

            The same principle applies with A, B, C, and D. tests. The fact that you have more choices means you may get more right or wrong depending on the letter you choose. Still you guarantee a certain number right just by staying with the same letter.

            This teacher is a good teacher! And I bet, a good test taker as well.

            My greatest accomplishment is teaching cats about Vienna Sausage. When I need a friend, all I need do is walk outside, pop open a can, and every little critter in the neighborhood drops by to say "Hi!"

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              Posted: December 8, 2012, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

              OMG THRIFTY! You voted my thread as POOR??

              #HowRude!

              Thrifty is in his own world. He is saving his rating stars to rate some post 5 stars SOMEDAY.

              J'aime La France.

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                Posted: December 8, 2012, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks Garyo and Artist =)

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                  Posted: December 8, 2012, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Garyo and Artist =)

                  No Problem CinCin.

                  My ex, who teaches high school algebra, geometry, and advanced mathematics, tells her students the same thing. And she is no slouch. She's taught on three continents, been teacher of the year, and conference spokesperson on the national level for those God-awful high school exit exams.

                  She may not be Mother Teresa, but she is one of more brilliant people I've ever known.

                  My greatest accomplishment is teaching cats about Vienna Sausage. When I need a friend, all I need do is walk outside, pop open a can, and every little critter in the neighborhood drops by to say "Hi!"

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                    Posted: December 9, 2012, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

                    She's actually a very good teacher and very well liked by her students.  Out of curiosity, just how would YOU advise students to answer a series of multliple choice questions if they couldn't use the process of elimination to get the answers? Leave them all blank?

                    When in trouble

                    fear or doubt

                    pick B or C

                    then scream and shout!

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                    Seriously though, I find her method a little odd to apply to lotto.

                    Let's say the choices are A, B, C, D, E.

                    Of five chiuces one has to be right so it's a 4 to 1 shot.

                    In lotto we're definitley not talking only five choices.

                    Just my $.02 here, but regardless of the method of number selection, be it QPs or birthdays, numbers appearing in dreams, or even getting a dircet message from Madam Zelda or the Lottery Fairy herslef, whenever your numbers played are the same as the numbers drawn it is nothing other than luck.

                    Lep

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: December 9, 2012, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                      She isn't a math teacher is she, lol.

                      My first thought was "I hope she's not a math teacher".