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Know Your Odds?

  • cleader_icon July 1, 2016,

An RV owner was paranoid about have a puncture on his coach, so he went to a statistician to find out the odds of his having one. The statistician said, “Come back in a couple of days and I’ll work it out for you”. So the Winne owner went back two days later, and the statistician said, “The odds of you having a puncture on your coach are 1:2675”.

The winne owner said, “That’s not good enough. What do I have to do to reduce the odds to around 1:1000000?” The statistician scratched his head and said, “Hmm – come back & see me in about a week and I’ll work something out.”

A week later, the Winne owner arrives at the statistician’s office and asks him, “Well- – have you found out a way for me to reduce the odds of having a flat tire to around one in a million”? “Yes”, says the statistician. “Carry three flat tires with you. The odds of having four flat tires at the same time are 1:1287123”.

Source: http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=50666.0

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