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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2016, 04:00:35 pm »
At least you're doing it for a degree.


It's not for a degree, though, is what I'm saying. Calculus doesn't apply to my Masters. I won't need it for my PhD. The only possible chance I could even have to take it is afterward, for funzies.
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2016, 04:08:42 pm »
Yay!  I'm not alone!

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« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2016, 06:25:26 pm »
Yay!  I'm not alone!

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-totally forgot that a negative number squared has a positive answer.

Maybe we can start a movement of middle-aged people taking math for fun!
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« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2016, 06:27:13 pm »
I think I've mentioned it before, but one of my good friends started teaching herself math late in life, and loved it so much that now she's a math teacher.
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2016, 06:27:41 pm »
That's pretty awesome.


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« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2016, 06:34:50 pm »
This seems like the right thread to ask in; in your sig, why is the simplified expression on the left?
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2016, 07:14:33 pm »
I misread your initial question, so I deleted my answer as to not sound pedantic.

I believe the simplified expression is on the left because probabilities, for some reason, are read right to left.

Because this is Bayes' theorem, I believe it's interpreted as "The probability of the event happening is equal to the conditions relating to that event."

Jeez, I hope that was the answer you're looking for.

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« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2016, 09:52:26 pm »
I misread your initial question, so I deleted my answer as to not sound pedantic.

I believe the simplified expression is on the left because probabilities, for some reason, are read right to left.

Because this is Bayes' theorem, I believe it's interpreted as "The probability of the event happening is equal to the conditions relating to that event."

Jeez, I hope that was the answer you're looking for.

(makes a mental note to expand into statistics and probability classes)

That is the answer to what I was wondering! Thank you.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.