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January 22nd, 2014, 11:47 PM   #1
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What are the odds?

If the possibility of an event occurring is 1/888

what are the odds of the event occurring three times in a row

hopefully I phrased this in a way that can be answered

Whoever can tell me...would you do so in simple terms like 1 in

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January 23rd, 2014, 02:19 AM   #2
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Re: What are the odds?

There are two different situations here:

a) You have an event that is 1/888 and you're going to see whether it will happen 3 times in a row. The odds are (1/88(1/88(1/88. That's approximately 1 billion to 1.

b) The event has already happened once and you want to know the odds of it happening twice more. The odds here are (1/88(1/88. That's approx 1 million to 1.
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January 23rd, 2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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Re: What are the odds?

To provide exact numbers, the probability of it happening three times in a row is 1 in 700,227,072, and the probability of it happening two more times in a row after it just happened is 1 in 788,544.
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Re: What are the odds?

Thank you both for your answers, much appreciated
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