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Probability theory is probably the least understood area by the general population (except for certain gamblers). As a simple example, consider the History Professor friend of mine who was scared of flying and asked me one day: "What is the probability that there will be a bomb on an airplane?" I re...

Annoyed at the lack of detail, the officer

barked, "Yes, what?" Instantly the machine

replied, "Yes, sir!"

barked, "Yes, what?" Instantly the machine

replied, "Yes, sir!"

And I think there's a big chance that you'll agree

"I'll take my chances", he said.

Teacher: If I toss a penny, what are the chances that I get a head?

Girl: For a penny? Not very bright.

Girl: For a penny? Not very bright.

They are not important and nobody cares about them.

A mathematician is afraid of flying due to the small risk of a terrorist attack. So, on every flight he takes a bomb with his hand luggage. "The probability of having a bomb on a plane is very low", he reason, "and the probability of having two bombs on the same plane is virtually zero."

Blonde: But there's no 1 in 5000000. Only a five and six zeros.

Cause you can distribute your sample over me

They said it was weapons of math instruction.

Found this on Raymond Smullyan's book "To Mock a Mockingbird". Hope you might like it.

There is the story of

a statistician who told a friend that he never took airplanes: "I

have computed the probability that there will be a bomb on

the plane," he explained, "and although this p...

There is the story of

a statistician who told a friend that he never took airplanes: "I

have computed the probability that there will be a bomb on

the plane," he explained, "and although this p...

that's over 60%

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