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# If you buy 10 lottery tickets you have 10 times the chance of winning compared to not buying any: 10 x 0 = 0, amirite?

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People who misuse statistics make me sad. A low chance is not the same as no chance; extremely improbable is not the same as impossible.

@partinobodycular People who misuse statistics make me sad. A low chance is not the same as no chance; extremely improbable is not...

It's sort of a joke. I know it's not 0. Of course it's not 0.
But everybody thinks there's no chance of winning to lottery so that's what I was going with.

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@partinobodycular People who misuse statistics make me sad. A low chance is not the same as no chance; extremely improbable is not...

"Everybody thinks there's no chance of winning the lottery"

That is exactly what I'm protesting. That idea is so wrong, and yet so widespread.

NW'd not because you're wrong, but because mathematics aren't opinions.

"2+2=4, amirite?"

@LinksLegionaire NW'd not because you're wrong, but because mathematics aren't opinions. "2+2=4, amirite?"

You have a one in a few million chance in winning. His opinion is that one in a few hundred thousand and one in a few million is still useless.

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@LinksLegionaire NW'd not because you're wrong, but because mathematics aren't opinions. "2+2=4, amirite?"

It's sort of a joke. I know it's not 0. Of course it's not 0.
But everybody thinks there's no chance of winning to lottery so that's what I was going with.

To No Way because you're claiming maths isn't an opinion is wrong, but if you want to see this as math then the math is wrong.

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@LinksLegionaire NW'd not because you're wrong, but because mathematics aren't opinions. "2+2=4, amirite?"

Yeah, LinksLegionaire totally misunderstood this. It would be 10 times the chance of winning compared to buying ONE, not none.