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by DisorderedK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is due to the fact that the states aren't independent of each other? If they were there'd only be a 0.3% = (18432/18432)^50 chance of states matching? No. There are 18,432 different possible combinations of responses, but they are not equally likely, since ...
by DisorderedK
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one. By the math, 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 3 (accounting for gray) * 2 *3 (gray again) * 2 * 2 = 18,4...

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