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How to pick the best toilet at Glastonbury

June 27, 2014

It is remarkable what there is on the Internet. Thanks to following the Daily Mail on Twitter (I have to follow at least some low-brow stuff) I came across this excellent (in the maths nerds sense) video.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWib5olGbQ0

 

The video is a really clear articulation of a standard problem, known either as the dating or secretary problem: I have never though seen it so well expressed.

I hope this person can wait to count 37% (1/e) toilets…

Or that they know that they have the same 37% chance of picking the best toilet by following this approach.

 

From → Maths

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