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Daily Archive January 17th, 2007

Pepys’ Problem Solved

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A CHANGE OF WEIGHT REVEALS NEWTON’S FLAW Interestingly, Newton’s enumerated solution to Pepys’ problem is correct (see previous DSN entry), but the logic is wrong, as Statistician Stephen Stigler points out. The problem is now solved by with bionomial distribution: the probability of A is the greatest. For those who speak R, the probabilities are […]