Recent content by fsgregs1

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    Probabilities of two people driving past each other simultaneously

    Fair assessment, but I of course, considered that. The hours I might leave my home are legitimately between 10 AM and 6 PM. I have NO schedule! I may go food shopping any time between those hours ... any time. So, a 1/6 chance of seeing my neighbor is not just attributed to our overlapping...
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    Probabilities of two people driving past each other simultaneously

    I want to see the math that shows the probability of me seeing this guy is closer to the real figure of 15%. I don't believe that he and I are somehow "linked" so that when I go out into the road, he does also. He is not watching my house, obviously. Likewise, although I estimated he leaves...
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    Probabilities of two people driving past each other simultaneously

    Please ... this is driving me crazy. I do encounter this guy in his car driving past me about 1 in every six times I enter or leave my subdivision, no matter what time of day. I have no idea how many times a day he would have to drive the 2 minute road both ways to equal those odds, because I...
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    Probabilities of two people driving past each other simultaneously

    OK, over the course of a 10 hour day, the probability that we will both be on the road at the same time calculates to be a very small number (.026%). That means if I went out once/day and he went out 4 times/day, the odds that we would pass each other on the road is only 0.026%, or 1/3846...
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    Probabilities of two people driving past each other simultaneously

    Hi. I have a weird thing going on. I am retired and leave my home perhaps once/day in my car, to go to shopping, doctors, etc. It take 2 minutes to traverse the subdivision road my home sits on, then it reaches the main road. Obviously, I have to both leave the subdivision and reenter it...