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by SomeFloridaKid
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Elementary probability
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Elementary probability

I'm studying for an exam and one of the practice questions is as follows: you're sending out mail and the probability is .4 that someone replies. How many letters do you need to send out so that you're reasonably certain at least 100 people will reply? It's about 292 according to my professors answe...
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stats Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Stats Question

So I'm really quite awful at probability. I have a homework problem (so i'm not asking for the answer, rather guidance on how to think about it) A professor has a 20 question true/false reading quiz he's giving to his students. He wants to choose the passing grade such that there is less than a .05 ...
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Determining a probable range for intraday stock prices
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Determining a probable range for intraday stock prices

Hey all, long time no see. So I'm a sophomore at Boston University studying business and I've recently taken a keen interest into quantitative finance. I like to trade on the side to make a little bit of money and to learn, and I've been wondering about this for a while. Basically, on any given day,...
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1008: “Suckville”
Replies: 99
Views: 35509

Re: 1008: “Suckville”

Quite the odd number of legs in the third frame. :p
by SomeFloridaKid
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: your Utopic Political system
Replies: 74
Views: 7927

Re: your Utopic Political system

marijuana would be legalized.

IMMEDIATELY.
by SomeFloridaKid
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Ten repeating numbers in Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 5875

Re: Ten repeating numbers in Pi

nope, at least there aren't any 10 repeating decimals in the first million. I just used control F and then searched for 0000000000 through 9999999999.
by SomeFloridaKid
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypocrisy
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Re: Hypocrisy

quantumcat42 wrote:This is a picture of me driving a car that can't break down!



BA DUM TSS
by SomeFloridaKid
Sun May 01, 2011 12:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointment)
Replies: 206
Views: 15116

Re: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointme

I just learned I can't join the Peace Corps until after college... I wanted to do a 2 year gap year serving in the PC. (I know 18 is the minimum age, but you need like 5 years in work if you want to apply before college, and it's too late for that.)
by SomeFloridaKid
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Oh my lanta....
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Oh my lanta....

I realized right when i started proving it, if they didn't understand the math used to get 9, they wouldn't understand the math to get x :p
by SomeFloridaKid
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Oh my lanta....
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Oh my lanta....

z4lis wrote:I always surround everything with at least four hundred sets of parenthesis.


Anything to avoid confusion.
this whole thing reminds me of http://xkcd.com/154/
by SomeFloridaKid
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Oh my lanta....
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Oh my lanta....

Okay, so recently i've seen one of those new question things on facebook with a SIMPLE question. six divided by two times the quantity of 1 and 2. 6÷2(1+2)=? the answers are 1 and 9 175,811 people voted 1. 238,144 people voted 9 people are doing this: 6/2(1+2) 6/2(3) 2(3)=6 6/6=1 it's sick and foul....
by SomeFloridaKid
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 159719

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Manchester orchestra and Kevin Devine december 5 2010

Next: Manchester orchestra and cage the elephant may 24th 2011

fuckin love manchester orchestra.
by SomeFloridaKid
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 28942

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

i seriously laughed out loud for the first time in months to this comic.

fucking classic.
by SomeFloridaKid
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 74285

Re: Instruments you wish you played

The mandolin.
by SomeFloridaKid
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is the "hi joee" meme from?
Replies: 12
Views: 4997

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

You, sir, name? wrote:If it's said with a forceful Mexican accent, it can also be the sound one makes when one vomits.

If this was facebook, I'd like this post.
by SomeFloridaKid
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I feel really grown up when..
Replies: 171
Views: 14439

Re: I feel really grown up when..

I feel pretty grown up when i drive a car.

I feel sane because i'm still shit scared of the future.
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 21851

Re: 0839: Explorers

Lo'oris wrote:Are the knight's food and the battleship also references to... something?


Sometimes these forums make me very, very sad.
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 16866

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

Relationship status is a unitless quantity. It can be expressed as: Value of being in a relationship with you -------------------------------------- Value of the average expected relationship The bottom tick-mark is, of course, at 1.0, meaning that he's finally hit the point of indifference. The ho...
by SomeFloridaKid
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Forming a proof about a triangle
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

Re: Forming a proof about a triangle

Critique of things that don't matter much. 1. (z^2)/4 = (1/2)xy 2. Z^2 = 2xy (multiply both sides by 4) Don't change case of variables. A and a are often different! 3. x^2 + y^2 = 2xy (substitute by the pythagorean theorem) 4. (x^2 + y^2)/(xy) = 2 (multiply both sides by xy) Don't you mean divide b...
by SomeFloridaKid
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This.
Replies: 31
Views: 2603

Re: This.

My guess of its origin?
4chan.
by SomeFloridaKid
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that you can't stop listening to
Replies: 111
Views: 14786

Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Where have you been- Manchester Orchestra
Gravity rides everything- Modest Mouse
Play it again, Sam!- Manchester Orchestra
The world at large- Modest Mouse

I'm in love with these bands.
by SomeFloridaKid
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Graphing!
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Graphing!

I'm in the tenth grade, and I've been challenged by my math teacher to graph the bat symbol, because we were working with piecewise defined functions lately. After about four days of working and learning about ellipses and quadratics, I have successfully made it on my TI-84. I'll post my Y= if you ...
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 195994

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I live in florida, and i'm referred to as "some kid" by my teachers, not always in a good way.
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Glass half full/empty?
Replies: 64
Views: 4155

Re: Glass half full/empty?

SlyReaper wrote:The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

QED.
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 31483

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

Sorry, I don't get it. It's lovely, but how does the title-text relate to the picture? So a universe doesn't need someone to observe it in order for it to exist. And both of them imagine the other imagening them. So overall that means, although they cannot observe if there is really someone imageni...
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3
Replies: 18
Views: 5698

Re: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3

Spoiler:
it takes him 27 hours to get to 27 feet, the 28'th hour he would have been at the top, so twenty eight hours.


may be wrong, but this is how we did it in my bio class (warm up brain teaser)
by SomeFloridaKid
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 20182

Re: 0807: Connected

dracolytch wrote:We do not romanticize young love. Young love romanticizes itself.

You're making me think now.
by SomeFloridaKid
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 144844

Re: Your Schedule

1 English 9
2 spanish 2
3 geometry
4 algebra 2
5 PE
6 world history
7 biology

all honors
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6977
Views: 485105

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

yes. An umbrella?
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 163315

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

I remember it blowing my mind when I realized the Goodyear tire logo is a winged shoe. I always saw it as a snooty butler (wing was his nose in the air, shoe was his jacket/collar) See? There's even an eye! http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=277387025463&id=cb6f3ed3f45292cc44f5df96c...
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 163315

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Took me forever to realize this thing was an eagle, not some huge slingshot thing with a mailbox attached indicating it's fast mail or something.

Spoiler:
Image
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this all a dream?
Replies: 47
Views: 4103

Re: Is this all a dream?

*insert "Inception" pun here"

but really, that is a good question, a bit too phylosophical for my taste. i just live life.
by SomeFloridaKid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Someone makes an atom for atom exact copy of you
Replies: 60
Views: 5029

Re: Someone makes an atom for atom exact copy of you

Say someone knocks you out and makes an exact atom for atom copy of you and anything you may be wearing. When you wake up how do you know if you are the copy or not. Remember that you can't even trust your own memories since they are the same for you and your copy. I will always have the bigger pen...
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Modular arithmetic question
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Modular arithmetic question

Yeah, this isn't homework, this is just what i do :p I wanted to know what modular arithmetic was and now i do. Hmmm, was the example you gave what you consider "modular arithmetic" or was that just a result needed to figure it out? EDIT: Also, study up on matrix reduction and solve a bun...
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Modular arithmetic question
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Modular arithmetic question

Yeah, this isn't homework, this is just what i do :p

I wanted to know what modular arithmetic was and now i do.
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Modular arithmetic question
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Modular arithmetic question

Thanks :)
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Modular arithmetic question
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Modular arithmetic question

njperrone wrote:Why not use matrix reduction to find the solution set and work from there?


Because i have absolutely no idea what on earth matrix reduction is :p

(i'm an 8th grader)
by SomeFloridaKid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Modular arithmetic question
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Modular arithmetic question

Hey, i need help proving that the system of equations
11x-5y=7
9x+10y=-3
have no integer solutions

If anyone could spoiler the proof i would be very thankful :)

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