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comment If something happens to 1 in 100 persons, is the chance of that person being you 50/50?
@phil: Assume we have a room where a few people are in there. You have no idea how many of them are female or male and therefore there is no way to say that the chance of one being male is 50/50. You have absolutely no information to rely on, and that is the issue with this problem.
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comment If something happens to 1 in 100 persons, is the chance of that person being you 50/50?
@phil: So let's say you have $n$ blue and $k$ red balls without knowing what $n$ and $k$ are... yeah, we can't do anything because we only know that we have $n+k$ balls, but we need at least one of the numbers to be able to provide information about the problem and how to handle it.
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revised If something happens to 1 in 100 persons, is the chance of that person being you 50/50?
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answered If something happens to 1 in 100 persons, is the chance of that person being you 50/50?
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revised Studying Math, All Over Again
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answered Studying Math, All Over Again
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comment Calculating a function limit
Exact duplicate of: math.stackexchange.com/q/263306/12864
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comment Complicated limit calculation
What have you tried so far?
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accepted Extrema of the Gauß function
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asked Extrema of the Gauß function
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accepted Differentiability and extrema - counterexamples for a few statements
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comment Antisymmetric and irreflexive relation which is not asymmetric
I see it now. Let's forget what I was talking about.
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comment Antisymmetric and irreflexive relation which is not asymmetric
Isn't this example antisymmetric, not reflexive and not asymmetric? If not, why?
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comment Antisymmetric and irreflexive relation which is not asymmetric
I just got a question right now. What aboout $M=\{1,2\}$ and $R=\{(1,1),(1,2)\}$?
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asked Differentiability and extrema - counterexamples for a few statements
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accepted Antisymmetric and irreflexive relation which is not asymmetric
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comment Antisymmetric and irreflexive relation which is not asymmetric
Thank you for the second part - i was totally confused here.