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May 1st, 2018, 09:40 AM   #1
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Question for Odds

Hi I'm in need of some Math geniuses to help me out with a question. I'm sure I will mess this question up so I apologize.

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What are the odds that 2 Strangers, living in a population of 250, would move every 2 years to same new Counties, for 8 years. The counties all have about 1,000,000 population.

I'm sure this is going to need many variables to determine odds, but is there an equation before adding variables that I could use first?
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May 1st, 2018, 10:22 AM   #2
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What are the odds that 2 Strangers, living in a population of 250,...
Do the other 248 all know each other?!
Your problem makes no sense to me...
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May 1st, 2018, 01:00 PM   #3
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How many counties are there? Are you asking about 2 specific strangers or just any people moving?
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May 2nd, 2018, 05:00 AM   #4
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5 Counties in all the first County being 250 where started. 1,000,000 in the other 4. Let me know what other Variable is neccessary. Thanks for any help.
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"2 strangers in a population of 250". Are you asking about 2 particular people or just any pair? Are all people moving? Are all people strangers to each other? You need to clarify what you intended.
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May 2nd, 2018, 02:06 PM   #6
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PLUS WHY is the population of the counties important ?

This is either a badly worded problem or a joke...
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May 3rd, 2018, 04:34 AM   #7
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I'm sorry it is badly worded. I'm just trying to get a simple method of calculating the odds of 2 people who don't know each other and never meet following the same path at the same time, 6 times in a row.
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I'm sorry it is badly worded. I'm just trying to get a simple method of calculating the odds of 2 people who don't know each other and never meet following the same path at the same time, 6 times in a row.
If you are trying to confirm a stalking incident consider it confirmed.

The probability that such a set of moves would happen by chance is infinitesimal.
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May 3rd, 2018, 08:24 AM   #9
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....following the same path at the same time, 6 times in a row.
Your 1st post stated:
"would move every 2 years to same new Counties, for 8 years":
that's 4 times in a row

Do you KNOW what d'hell you want?
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