

Good if you can see it that way. Waiting and standing by day and night can lead to serious problems. Some people completely lost their normal sleep rythm and had trouble sleeping when they were off duty. Depressions were not uncommon, others turned to alcohol and drank themselves to sleep. I still wonder what exactly helped me to avoid those traps.
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Excellent.
I live in Chennai, India. A hospital near my home does heart transplants when a donor heart is available for patients.
Someone died in a road accident and the heart was flown to Chennai. Alerted ahead of time, the police created a corridor through the city for the heart to reach the hospital. If you have seen the major arterial roads leading to the hospital  2 lanes each way, but jammed with 3 lanes of 4wheeled vehicles such as cars and buses and innumerable motorcycles and scooters  you will appreciate how the police got the heart to the hospital in 18 minutes. This despite the notoriously discourteous drivers who refuse to give way even to emergency vehicles. I think the police essentially had to make one lane free for the ambulance to rush to the hospital. It made the news here too.
It is heartening to see humanitarian actions like these from a police department usually known more for brutality against political dissenters.





What does this have to do with Visual Studio 2017?
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I knew there had to be a connection. Thanks.
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BEST CHANCE A man has $300 to take home. A friend offers him a bet to double the money. He has to roll dices... Rolling one to get a 4 or better, rolling two and get 5 or better on one of them at least or rolling 3 and getting 6 on one of them at least... Wont't get the result he looses the $300... Which one our man should choose?
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Take the dice and go home.
Upon reconsideration... offer the "friend" the same wager.
I may be way off here, but if my probabilityfu hasn't entirely failed me...
One die for a 4 or 5 or 6 == 3:6 , 50% , to win even money == "fair game"
Two dice for at least one 5 or 6 == 8:36 , 22% , to win even money == about a 55% house edge?
Three dice for at least one 6 == 7:216 , 3% , to win even money == about a 94% house edge?
One die for a 4 or 5 or 6 == 3:6 , 50% , to win even money == "fair game"
Two dice for at least one 5 or 6 == 20:36 , 55% , to win even money == 11% house edge?
Three dice for at least one 6 == 91:216 , 42% , to win even money == about a 16% house edge?
Not playing is still the best option.
modified 15Mar17 17:59pm.





Bash his friend over the head and take the money.





I thought of that myself immediately, but decided I like my friends ...
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1) 1 dice, 4, 5, or 6 wins: 3/6 = 50% 2) 2 dice, 5 or 6 wins: (1  (4/6)^2) = 55.6% 3) 3 dice, 6 wins: (1  (5/6)^3) = 42.1%
So the best options in order are 2, 1, then 3
EDIT: Including just leaving with $300 (option #4), the option order is 2 > 1 = 4 > 3.
modified 15Mar17 16:40pm.





These are the chances to go home with $600, but there is the option  of 100%  to take home $300!
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You asked for the best option which would be option #2 statistically speaking  55.6% to double your money. This can easily be shown with a sample set: 100 rolls, double or nothing @ 55.6% = $333.6 100 rolls, $300 @ 100% = $300





Double or nothing means you can not have $333.6... It is either $600 or $0! So 55.6% of $600 is much worst than 100% of $300...
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That's to show general value per roll. Each value is 0 or 600 (double or nothing). (55.6 x 600)/100 = 333.6. Since it's all or nothing, you could also do (600 x .556). Both calculate the same thing  the average value per roll. The point is that the perroll evaluation of $333.6 is greater than the $300 evaluation (300 x 1.0). This isn't to show the money you earn but to weight and compare the options.
If you'd like to include personality, monetary situation, and other perperson variables then even though you will statistically get more value out of the 55.6% option the guaranteed $300 may seem more appealing depending on the relative value of $300 to that individual.





If I'm not mistaken...
There are 36 outcomes from rolling 2 standard dice, and only 8 of them are winners.  20 winning outcomes There are 216 outcomes from rolling 3 standard dice, and only 7 of them are winners.  91 winning outcomes
What did I miss?
Edit: I was mistaken. I missed a whole bunch of winning outcomes.
modified 15Mar17 23:00pm.





PIEBALDconsult wrote: What did I miss?
That the outcome of each dice is independent, as there is no meaning of the order or on which dice you got the winner number...
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Yes, I understand that, but I see where I went wrong  I have since decided to graph it out...
modified 15Mar17 19:18pm.





PIEBALDconsult wrote: There are 36 outcomes from rolling 2 standard dice, and only 8 of them are winners.
How did you get 8 winning combinations? If the first die already wins (in twqo out of six cases), the second one is irrelevant in any case. These already are twelve winning combinations. And then those cases where the first die 'misses', but the second one wins are added.
Chance that the first one wins: 2/6. Chance that the first one mises, bt the second one wins: 4/6 * 2/6 = 8/36 (probably what you thought) Total chance 2/6 + 8/36 = 12/36 + 8 /36 = 20/36 = 0,56 (rounded).
PIEBALDconsult wrote: There are 216 outcomes from rolling 3 standard dice, and only 7 of them are winners.
Similar calculation: Chance that the first one already wins: 1/6 Chance that the second one wins if the first fails: 5/6 * 1/6 = 5/36 Chance that the third one winds when the first two fail: 5/6 * 5/6 * 1/6 = 25/216 Adding it all up: 1/6 + 5/36 + 25/216 = (36 + 30 + 25) / 216 = 71/216 = 0,33 (rounded).
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Yes, I already found and corrected my error.
CDP1802 wrote: Chance that the first one mises, bt the second one wins: 4/6 * 2/6 = 8/36 (probably what you thought)
Nope.
CDP1802 wrote: Adding it all up: 1/6 + 5/36 + 25/216 = (36 + 30 + 25) / 216 = 71/216 = 0,33 (rounded).
Recheck your math.
modified 15Mar17 18:06pm.





The easier way to calculate this imo is to calculate what loses then subtract that from 1. This way the second example is simply 1  (5/6)^3 = 0.4213... ~ 42.1%. Also in the last step of the second example, (36 + 30 + 25)/216 = 91/216 ~ 42.1% not 71/216 ~ 33%





Oooops. It was late.
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Where it's kinda like this?[^]
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