Posts Tagged ‘math’

2012 By The Numbers

Carrying over the commute from last year (minus a few more WFH days) and taking an extremely educated guess at foot travel. Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 245 days ————– 27,214 mi Flying: 2,676 mi + 2,437 = 5,112 mi 2,948 […]

2011 By The Numbers

Since I do this every year, I’ll just get this out of the way now. Carrying over the commute from last year and taking an extremely educated guess at foot travel. I’m up slightly from 2010. Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x […]

2010 By The Numbers

And 2010’s numbers… Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 255 days —————– 28,325.4 mi Flying: 3,656 mi x 2 = 7,312 mi 1,540 mi x 2 = 3,080 mi = 10,392.0 mi Walk (via pedometer minus treadmill (246 mi)) 1,145 mi – […]

Budget Calculator Dice

When I was in High School somehow dice became popular for the 2000th time since the dawn of humanity. For some strange reason I felt the desire to build a little dice game in my TI 83 calculator in TI-BASIC. I had long forgotten about this, and recently stumbled upon it. I transcribed it to […]

Taking Advantage Of Bias In Rock Paper Scissors

Here’s an infographic on how to improve you’re odds in Rock Paper Scissors. A year ago I linked to some research on bias in a coin toss (it’s not 50-50 it’s 51-49). At this rate I’ll eventually have an advantage in every game of chance. Essentially this time around it’s more about psychology than bias […]

2009 By The Numbers

Now to crunch the numbers for 2009… Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 255 days —————– 28,325.4 mi Flying: 3,656 mi x 2 = 7,312 mi 779 mi x 2 = 1,558 mi = 8,870.0 mi Walk: 1,065.0 mi Etc (misc, pretty […]

Coin Tosses Not Totally Random

It’s generally assumed that a coin toss is “fair” because it’s considered “random” as long as you don’t use a double headed coin. In fact professional sports like football use it. While previously known or at least suspected, it’s not so random. Research shows it has a 1% bias. Making the odds 51-49, hopefully in […]