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by Mahatma
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 730981

Relativity Question

How would one find the relative velocity between two reference frames given the distance traveled measured from one reference frame with the time elapsed measured from the other?
by Mahatma
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Confidence Intervals
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Confidence Intervals

My issue is this: My teacher, and textbook as well, contend that one can say "the probability that the confidence interval has captured the true population mean is C", however "the probability that the true population mean lies within the confidence interval is C", they say is in...
by Mahatma
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to mass a pencil
Replies: 49
Views: 11105

Re: How to mass a pencil

Side note: Wouldn't an object of same surface area and larger mass fall faster?

Yes. Try dropping a full water bottle and an identical empty watter bottle out of a high window.
by Mahatma
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)
Replies: 30
Views: 4078

Re: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)

This really depends on how truly sneaky the unhelpful one is. You could ask, "Should I just guess?" The helpful one would tell you no. How would the unhelpful one react? He could be directly unhelpful and tell you to guess, or he could be more obtusely unhelpful by telling you not to guess...
by Mahatma
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 207046

Re: Three princesses

I didn't read all 5 pages, so sorry if this answer has already been discussed. Ask the question: Which of your sisters lies more? The truthful sister points to the one who always lies. The sister capable of lying will point to either the truthful or untruthful sister The untruthful sister will point...

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