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jwillgoesfast



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PostPosted: Thu, 05.13.10 7:17 am    Post subject: Why Dating Is Difficult in New York (or London) Reply with quote

An interesting article for those looking for a mate or that like "real life application of mathematical formulas"

http://digg.com/general_sciences/Why_Dating_Is_Difficult_in_New_York_or_London

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Suppose a boy is to have a date with his choice of one of n unseen and unknown girls, and suppose he wishes to choose the prettiest. The girls are presented for him to see one at a time in a random order, and he must choose or reject a girl when she appears. Once he chooses, he sees the rest, and he is disappointed if his date is not the prettiest. How can he maximize his probability of choosing the prettiest of the lot?

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Kearney



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PostPosted: Thu, 05.13.10 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So you have to go on at least 369 separate dates in New York before you can even begin to consider each candidate seriously for marriage.


Or just drink more.

edit: which I do not condone.
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