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2010-06-29
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Overthinking Math

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Whether _we're_ good at math or not is irrelevant to this question as it would seem most people not only aren't but absolutely despise it. This morning on Slashdot I caught a short blurb on the Tuesday Birthday Problem which states, "I have two children, one of whom is a boy born on a Tuesday. What's the probability that my other child is a boy?" ScienceNews has a detailed breakdown of the logic behind the intuitive answer 1/2 chance and the mathematical answer 13/27 chance.

Is this why so many people hate math - that breaking a question into detailed pieces and questioning the order of given information results in answers the average person simply can't accept?


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