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BonJoviJones
10-15-2002, 07:05 PM
I used to live in California, and still go back every few months.

License plates on cars (non-vainity) go #AAA###, where #=0-9, A=a-z, and go in sequential order (so 2ABC123 is just after 2ABC122). My singular goal in life is to see something that goes 5xxxxxx, and we're real close. I saw a 4YKxxxx last weekend.

Is there anyway to say, just from observing plates if the elusive "5-Plates" are on the road yet? My gut is yes, California is so huge, just my seeing 4YK means that the 5's must be out there.

Rereading, this is just the dark-room problem restated, correct?

irchans
10-16-2002, 09:08 AM
Yup, it's the dark room problem with new people entering all the time! How many license plates did you observe? Does anyone live in California?

PseudoPserious
10-16-2002, 09:54 AM
&lt;giggle&gt;

I know that mathematicans don't like to make unwarranted assumptions, but "Does anyone live in California?" seems like a safe question to guess at.

PP

Gabe
10-16-2002, 11:37 AM
"Does anyone live in California?"
Some regions are highly populated.

irchans
10-16-2002, 04:21 PM
Ok, do any of the readers of this forum live in CA?

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Two mathematicians, M1 and M2, are traveling in New Zealand, M1 sees 100 black sheep in a field, and the following conversation occurs:

M1:"That's a lot of black sheep. I guess there is a higher percentage of black sheep in New Zealand."

M2:"Well, one field of black sheep is hardly a random sampling."

M1:"Ok, I guess we can only conclude that at least one farmer has a lot of black sheep."

M2:"At least one farmer has a lot of sheep that are black on at least one side /forums/images/icons/smile.gif"

Bozeman
10-16-2002, 10:18 PM
I live in CA, I haven't seen any 5's but I mostly watch the letters.

Craig

baggins
10-18-2002, 05:09 AM