Two Plus Two Older Archives Exam Question ... Strategy
 FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

#1
12-21-2005, 02:58 AM
 revlis87 Member Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 46
Exam Question ... Strategy

i have an exam tommorow. there are 16 possible essays. i know (sort of) 11 of them. there will be 3 on the test, i have to choose 1 of them to do. What are the odds 3 of the ones i dont know will be on teh test and i get [censored]? this is actually important so uh, please?
#2
12-21-2005, 02:59 AM
 kyro Senior Member Join Date: May 2004 Location: Rochester, NH Posts: 400
Re: Exam Question ... Strategy

There's a probability forum, uh, you know.
#3
12-21-2005, 03:04 AM
 yellowjack Senior Member Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: Vancouver, Canada Posts: 263
Re: Exam Question ... Strategy

You're looking at C(5,3) / C(16,3) = (5/16)*(4/15)*(3/14) = 1.7857%
#4
12-21-2005, 03:04 AM
 lastchance Senior Member Join Date: Aug 2004 Posts: 766
Re: Exam Question ... Strategy

Odds of not knowing one:
(5/16)*(4/15)*(3/14) = 1.7%

I think this is right. You should feel pretty safe.
#5
12-21-2005, 03:26 AM
 eviljeff Member Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 37
Re: Exam Question ... Strategy

and if 0.017 hits, well... learning during the exam is always a rewarding experience.
#6
12-21-2005, 03:31 AM
 IronDragon1 Senior Member Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: The G-Money of N00b Jack City Posts: 561
Re: Exam Question ... Strategy

Are you just learning to the specific essays and are planning to come in with a precanned answer? I find it it hard to believe that the curriculum is so disjointed these essays are so unreleated to eachother that tailoring your studying specifically to them would be more beneficial than just learning the content of the course-but of course I've been wrong on this count before.

If the essays are truly that different in content then you should feel comfortable in that you are likely to encounter one you do know-as was pointed out before and try to refine your responses to those essays.

 Thread Tools Display Modes Linear Mode

 Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On Smilies are On [IMG] code is On HTML code is Off Forum Rules
 Forum Jump User Control Panel Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Two Plus Two     Two Plus Two Internet Magazine     About the Forums     MOD DISCUSSION     ISOP General Poker Discussion     Texas Hold'em     Beginners Questions     Books and Publications     Televised Poker     News, Views, and Gossip     Brick and Mortar     Home Poker     Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance     Poker Theory Limit Texas Hold'em     Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em     Medium Stakes Hold'em     Small Stakes Hold'em     Micro-Limits     Mid-High Stakes Shorthanded     Small Stakes Shorthanded PL/NL Texas Hold'em     Mid-, High-Stakes Pot- and No-Limit Hold'em     Medium-Stakes Pot-, No-Limit Hold'em     Small Stakes Pot-, No-Limit Hold'em Tournament Poker     Multi-table Tournaments     One-table Tournaments Other Poker     Omaha/8     Omaha High     Stud     Other Poker Games General Gambling     Probability     Psychology     Sports Betting     Other Gambling Games     Rake Back     Computer Technical Help Internet Gambling     Internet Gambling     Internet Bonuses     Software 2+2 Communities     Other Other Topics Other Topics     Sporting Events     Politics     Science, Math, and Philosophy     The Stock Market

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 PM.