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(YardBarker)   "The Packers play the Bears 4 times in two seasons. The Packers, being a much better team have an 80% chance of winning each game. What is the probability that the Bears win all four games?"   ( divider line 13
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2012-06-16 07:44:57 PM  
4 votes:
2012-06-16 04:37:17 PM  
4 votes:
Packers and Bears sounds like a gay bar.
2012-06-16 10:27:54 PM  
2 votes:
2012-06-16 09:55:00 PM  
2 votes:

usernameguy: No one got it right. The problem is unanswerable as written because ties are allowed in regular season games.

We've eliminated one Fark handle as Donovan McNabb's.
2012-06-16 09:52:00 PM  
2 votes:
Normally if you go one-on-one with another team you have a fifty-fifty chance of winning. But the Packers are genetic freaks, and they're not normal. You've got a 20%, at best, of beating them. And then you add in referees to the mix, your chances of winning drastically go down. See, the division games, at Lambeau, you have a 33 and 1/3 chance of winning, but I got a 66 and 2/3 chance of winning, cause the Bears know they can't beat them, and they're not even gonna try. So Bears fans, you take your 33 and 1/3 chance, minus the Packers' 20% chance, and you've got an 8 and 1/3 chance of winning at Lambeau. But then you take the Packers' 75% chance of winning, if they were to go one-on-one, and then add 66 and 2/3 percent, the Packers have 141 and 2/3 percent chance of winning at Lambeau. You see Bears, the numbers don't lie.
2012-06-16 09:20:52 PM  
1 votes:

Boudica's War Tampon: I thought the Bears lost all their games.

Every time I ask people "How about those Bears?" they always answer "They're losers."

Huh. I keeping hearing they are godless killing machines.
2012-06-16 08:48:10 PM  
1 votes:

jaytkay: Do Bears fans really hate the Packers?

I've always thought of it as a favorite enemy thing, not hatred.

/ At least we all hate Dallas

No. But the Packers fans are pretty goddamn smug for being a bunch of perpetual alcoholics.
2012-06-16 08:33:13 PM  
1 votes:

Krustofsky: TheManofPA: That depends: Is Ditka solving the math problem?

What if Mini Ditka was solving the math problem?
2012-06-16 08:14:36 PM  
1 votes:
The good old binomial formula from any statistics textbook oughta help us with this one.

P(k out of N) = ( N! / k!(N-k)!) * (pk)(qN-k)

where N and K are 4, P is .2 and Q is .8, says that the probability of the Bears winning all four games when they have a 20% chance of winning any single game is only .0016%

The Bears aren't bad, but I'd say that's about right.
2012-06-16 08:05:29 PM  
1 votes:

TheManofPA: That depends: Is Ditka solving the math problem?

What if Mini Ditka was solving the math problem?
2012-06-16 07:49:32 PM  
1 votes:
About equally as likely as subby using commas correctly.
2012-06-16 07:27:52 PM  
1 votes:
with emo boy as their QB?
2012-06-16 03:10:27 PM  
1 votes:
Ha. Now that's some real life trolling I can support.
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