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Subject: Re: [lojban] 2 maths questions
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From: C.D.Wright@SOLIPSYS.COMPULINK.CO.UK
Jorge Llambias wrote:
> It is of course possible to define some new mathematical
> function that assigns to the integers twice the value that
> it assigns the even numbers (the function proposed taking
> limits is probably the best),
Ivan replied:
> Here is another: What is the probability that any
> randomly chosen integer number is even? Answer: 1/2.
Randomly chosen how? until you define the distribution
your definition is not well defined, and I can think of
distributions where the answer is not 1/2. Even many
"obvious" or "natural" distributions don't work. You
can't sweep infinity under the carpet.
cdw
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