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A Discovery
« on: May 12, 2010, 09:44:21 PM »
Marana Student wins Nobel Prize for Mathematics
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
As of 09:26:56 PM (21:26:56), this is a list of how many posts there were in the topics with the most posts on the Universe Sandbox Forum.

World Map Game      488
Solar System Creator Wiki      230
NASA Simulation - World Wind      155
Map War      134
Simcity 4      119
Let,s make OURS Solar System      103
Space Wiki!      102
List of Ideas For Updates      96
Help me build my MINI CITY!      90
3D City Game      90

Deoxy99 made a chart, and it will help to predict what the next topic with the most posts post count will be in the Universe Sandbox Forum, which is true math at work. For some reason, a linear trendline shows it going down, and up depending on how Deoxy99 arranges it.
A very low chance of having it being the 10th one in the list, and a low chance of it being the 1st one in the list.


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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 10:08:35 PM »
Wow, the title is so "The New York Times"-ish.
Btw, it's a little fake, but I really did make a discovery. The probability of the next post happening to be 1st in that list is...oh wow. It's not high. It's 30 percent, or is that...fake.

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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 10:14:33 PM »
Flashstar will love this.

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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 07:31:17 AM »
That's not linear. It's a function I have seen before... Ummm... It goes infinetly close to y near infinity, infinietly near x near infinity.

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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 08:04:13 AM »
That's not linear. It's a function I have seen before... Ummm... It goes infinetly close to y near infinity, infinietly near x near infinity.
I PUT a linear TRENDline on the chart, and saw it, deleted it, and I left the chart as it is.

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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 03:54:42 PM »
I really did make a discovery. The probability of the next post happening to be 1st in that list is...oh wow. It's not high. It's 30 percent, or is that...fake.
How did you calculate that?

That makes NO sense. You got a nice curve though, which is only coincidence.

Do you mean, "the theoretical probablility of the next post occuring on that list, in the topic with the most posts... ?

If so... I get... 1/11 which is about 9%.

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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 03:57:46 PM »
I really did make a discovery. The probability of the next post happening to be 1st in that list is...oh wow. It's not high. It's 30 percent, or is that...fake.
How did you calculate that?

That makes NO sense. You got a nice curve though, which is only coincidence.

Do you mean, "the theoretical probablility of the next post occuring on that list, in the topic with the most posts... ?

If so... I get... 1/11 which is about 9%.
Umm, I calculated it by taking the total of the values, and taking the highest value in the list, and telling the percentage of it from the total, therefore, I am wrong.

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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010, 02:17:10 AM »
That's not linear. It's a function I have seen before... Ummm... It goes infinetly close to y near infinity, infinietly near x near infinity.
Hyperbola. :)

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Re: A Discovery
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2010, 07:40:56 AM »
Really? Oh! Okay!