Teacher-TalkMissingLink From: Gale Greenlee (greenlee@fone.net) Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 17:04:38 EDT Next message: Colleen Keirn: "[Teacher-Talkmissinglink] oak trees and such" Previous message: amanda-miller09@excite.com: "Dont Miss Out !" Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] Re: probability puzzlesforwarding at the suggestion of Alison Gale ----- Original Message ----- From: Alison Reid To: Gale Greenlee Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:35 PM Subject: Re: probability puzzles Hi again Gale, Actually, could your resend your post to Teacher-Talkmissinglink@learner.org? Or if you'd like, I'll send it on for you, but if I do it will look like it's coming from my address instead of yours. Interesting problem, by the way! -Alison       Hello: I wanted to discuss the various methods used to solve the following puzzle. So to start the discussion I will present the puzzle and then discuss the solution with anyone who is interested. Here goes.   "Salesmen lie 4/7 of the time. We pick a tree in the forest, at random, and ask the salesmen (three of them) to tell us what kind of a tree it is. All three agree that it is an oak. The probability the tree is an oak is 9/73. What portion of the trees are oaks?"   Gale   ----- Original Message -----   From: Alison Reid   To: Gale Greenlee   Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 1:43 PM   Subject: Re: probability puzzles   Dear Gale,   Sure, go ahead! Anything of interest to math teachers is fine for this forum.   Sincerely,   Alison Reid   Teacher-Talkmissinglink Administrator     would it be appropriate to pose a question about a probability puzzle?   --   -----------------------------------   Alison Reid   Web Specialist   Harvard-Smithsonian CfA   60 Garden St., MS82   Cambridge, MA 02138   Tel: 617-496-7680 ```-- ----------------------------------- Alison Reid Web Specialist Harvard-Smithsonian CfA 60 Garden St., MS82 Cambridge, MA 02138 Tel: 617-496-7680 _______________________________________________ Teacher-Talkmissinglink mailing list Teacher-Talkmissinglink@learner.org http://www.learner.org/mailman/listinfo/Teacher-Talkmissinglink You may un-subscribe from this email list at any time by using the online form at the above URL. If you have difficulty using this form, please send email to Channel-news-admin@learner.org and our mailing list administrator will assist you. Our privacy policy is posted online at: http://www.learner.org/about/privacy_policy.html ``` Next message: Colleen Keirn: "[Teacher-Talkmissinglink] oak trees and such" Previous message: amanda-miller09@excite.com: "Dont Miss Out !" Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] Teacher-TalkMissingLink Main Page Return to Top

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