Asked by xyzzyspoon | 27th Dec, 2009, 04:35: PM

Expert Answer:

The problem is not in the calculation but in the interpretation

Probability of an event being 1/8000  does not mean that if you buy 8000 tickets you will get one prize for sure,but the chances of a  person can getting a prize is 1/8000.

The way we say that there are 50% chances of getting a head when a coin is tossed that does not mean if you toss the coin twice you will get a head.


Answered by  | 28th Dec, 2009, 12:55: PM

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