tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.comments2014-10-22T14:17:02.898-04:00Poker GrumpRakewellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15873391354585352712noreply@blogger.comBlogger9571125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-83846339410546918162014-10-22T14:17:02.898-04:002014-10-22T14:17:02.898-04:00No on the airbags. But that's perfectly normal...No on the airbags. But that's perfectly normal in a rear-end collision; they're not supposed to deploy. Rakewellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15873391354585352712noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-69530936134599846552014-10-22T11:58:46.238-04:002014-10-22T11:58:46.238-04:00Forgot to ask: Did your air bags go off? I've ...Forgot to ask: Did your air bags go off? I've heard those things can really hurt you.Memphis MOJOhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12653631347560307425noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-83229537186646731992014-10-22T10:09:24.974-04:002014-10-22T10:09:24.974-04:00About Tree Fiddy!!About Tree Fiddy!!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-37159775531388231782014-10-21T22:07:38.664-04:002014-10-21T22:07:38.664-04:00I take no pleasure in being a winner in this conte...I take no pleasure in being a winner in this contest. Just got through two teenage drivers by a few years and know first hand how a seemingly 'minor' dent can turn into 2 grand.<br /><br />Good luck. Hope they just total it and you can move on. ((the value is negotiable, despite what the insurance co. might say otherwise)itchyskippyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18251783168171261048noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-15169972829627777032014-10-21T15:55:00.803-04:002014-10-21T15:55:00.803-04:00Early, unofficial word has it that we all were und...Early, unofficial word has it that we all were under. Way under. <br /><br />Except for itchyskippy, with that sneaky "+". Rakewellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15873391354585352712noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-16761677535466699812014-10-21T15:00:51.177-04:002014-10-21T15:00:51.177-04:00I'm putting in my personal guess at $3985.
I...I'm putting in my personal guess at $3985. <br /><br />I may have the official estimate by the end of the day. Rakewellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15873391354585352712noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-45410766778355507502014-10-21T12:33:19.730-04:002014-10-21T12:33:19.730-04:00I say totaled if that is a crease in the upper bod...I say totaled if that is a crease in the upper body panel. Be sure you demand OEM parts and you can negotiate towards totaling it. (so $10,000 +)<br /><br />Also don't be to quick to not claim injuries. Might be days before back or neck flares up and at the minimum you should be checked out and compensated for doctors appt and time and inconvenience.itchyskippyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18251783168171261048noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-27689749154890329552014-10-21T12:13:48.372-04:002014-10-21T12:13:48.372-04:00Bumper: 800, Back door:1000, Back-lights: 300, lab...Bumper: 800, Back door:1000, Back-lights: 300, labor: 1000-1200. I would say 3300 to 3500.<br /><br />GolfProAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-60549511518553075582014-10-21T12:06:34.282-04:002014-10-21T12:06:34.282-04:00I was rear-ended (no jokes, please) about 6 months...I was rear-ended (no jokes, please) about 6 months ago while stopped a light. The damage was minimal. The rear bumper was slightly dented and there was some minimal separation where the bumper attached to the side of the vehicle. The damage was so slight I almost considered not even getting it repaired. Final bill: $1,700.<br /><br />If I were you, I might consider just starting over with a new car . . . Pete P. Petershttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12263919213843721318noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-86185915981189656122014-10-21T11:43:34.178-04:002014-10-21T11:43:34.178-04:00I'm going low-ball at $2,250.00.
Someone hate...I'm going low-ball at $2,250.00.<br /><br />Someone hates liberty, it appears.<br /><br />s.i.Unknownhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15045246024176753074noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-31733563911962563692014-10-21T10:27:54.889-04:002014-10-21T10:27:54.889-04:0054005400geezerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17062173958381062515noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-71962296263180120462014-10-21T09:47:05.661-04:002014-10-21T09:47:05.661-04:00My guess to fix your car: $4,285.
ohcowboy12go...My guess to fix your car: $4,285. <br /><br />ohcowboy12goAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-82310802548210920022014-10-21T09:22:04.722-04:002014-10-21T09:22:04.722-04:00Looks worse than it is, $2,500. $20,000 for the wh...Looks worse than it is, $2,500. $20,000 for the whiplash though....arniejokinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13227900092409791124noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-12695002721982025322014-10-21T01:36:48.125-04:002014-10-21T01:36:48.125-04:00i like Zin's guess but so has not to cock bloc...i like Zin's guess but so has not to cock block him witha guess of 7751 like the show "the price is right". i will guess 8500 and mayb the price will b some weed or gift card to Trader Joes. p.s like yr license plate tooangerisagifthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01945967112589502437noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-81092130369470008832014-10-20T23:47:40.040-04:002014-10-20T23:47:40.040-04:00So sorry to hear about this. Terrible.
I'm g...So sorry to hear about this. Terrible.<br /><br />I'm guessing $4,000Robhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05767080296489122846noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-35682401629214604092014-10-20T23:25:32.524-04:002014-10-20T23:25:32.524-04:00$6623.32
Sucky, hope he had insurance and you'...$6623.32<br /><br />Sucky, hope he had insurance and you're ok. Car can be replaced, you, not so easily. :)cokeboy99http://www.blogger.com/profile/02841325742367258391noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-21219330487608755872014-10-20T23:19:35.234-04:002014-10-20T23:19:35.234-04:00Ouch, sorry to see that.
My guess is $6100.Ouch, sorry to see that.<br /><br />My guess is $6100.Memphis MOJOhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12653631347560307425noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-17450351621516893812014-10-20T20:56:01.983-04:002014-10-20T20:56:01.983-04:00$7750, it might be better to just trade it in and ...$7750, it might be better to just trade it in and buy a new car.Zinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16017546546219496905noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-72378795995976854882014-10-20T20:30:10.387-04:002014-10-20T20:30:10.387-04:00Ugh!
$3479.00Ugh!<br /><br />$3479.00SmBoatDrinkshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06001171625861749997noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-83195258422302129052014-10-20T17:23:45.273-04:002014-10-20T17:23:45.273-04:00Interestingly, I just missed the fourth solution w...Interestingly, I just missed the fourth solution with my range of (495,670) and I believe there are more solutions up to n = 50,000 for a total of 6. <br /><br />At large n, Excel has a problem discriminating between real answers and some pairs which just happen to be really, really close. For example, 30,591 blue-eyed people in a "class" of 43,262 gives a probability of 49.9999999% - but not 50%.<br /><br />The only way I've been able to check that the answers are exact is to factor the numbers, e.g., 9*11*13*13 in a class of 9*11*239. I suspect coding the solution will also yield superior results to my Excel brute force method should you ever need to pick two blue-eyed people from a stadium.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-48849370133998790532014-10-20T15:52:58.186-04:002014-10-20T15:52:58.186-04:00The answer is easily brute-forced, and you don'...The answer is easily brute-forced, and you don't need code to do it. Just make an Excel table.<br /><br />I found three solutions between (0,0) and (495,670).Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-3941949021147171892014-10-19T22:18:53.786-04:002014-10-19T22:18:53.786-04:00The hint from Memphis MOJO is pretty much the key ...The hint from Memphis MOJO is pretty much the key to getting this pretty quickly as it allows you to put in a reasonable guess for the number of blue-eyed kids in a given classroom size which simplifies the problem immensely.nottomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03991575500138449082noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-71705178849018999132014-10-19T19:03:47.332-04:002014-10-19T19:03:47.332-04:00The problem with that answer, I think, is that 4 s...The problem with that answer, I think, is that 4 students does not constitute the ordinary classroom that the problem specifies. <br /><br />I see your second attempt at an answer, and it's the same thing I arrived at, but I'm not publishing it until after the deadline for submitting answers, which is Thursday noon. <br />Rakewellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15873391354585352712noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-30827521144762425552014-10-19T18:53:18.916-04:002014-10-19T18:53:18.916-04:00(This was my first comment which apparently got sw...(This was my first comment which apparently got swallowed by Blogger)<br /><br />I thought we were asked how many students are in the class.<br /><br />I get a class of 4 students, 3 of whom have blue eyes.<br /><br />If we let n = total number of students, and b = total number of students with blue eyes, then by definition<br /><br />C(b,2) / C(n,2) = 1/2<br /><br />or <br /><br />2b^2 - 2*b - X = 0, where X = n*(n-1)<br /><br />Solving for the quadratic, we get b = (2 ± sqrt(4 + 8*X)) / 2<br /><br />Because it is stated that "the odds are exactly 50-50", sqrt(4 + 8*X) must be an integer. Using an Excel spreadsheet, with integer X starting from 6, we produce a second column of sqrt(4 + 8*X), looking for integer values only where X can be made up of a n*(n-1) combination.<br /><br />The first value is 10 for X = 12, and 4*3 fits the bill. n is therefore 4 and b is 3.<br /><br />I didn't find the problem difficult and spent about 10 minutes on it. I therefore am wondering what I may have missed.Mr Subliminalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03695144984530658902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36880087.post-77073432559206774842014-10-19T16:18:50.353-04:002014-10-19T16:18:50.353-04:00That is correct, though it's a completely diff...That is correct, though it's a completely different way of thinking about the problem than I used. If I'm right about my answer, it's 71.4% of the class that is blue-eyed. <br /><br />If I forget to post the answer by Thursday afternoon, do another comment to remind me. Rakewellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15873391354585352712noreply@blogger.com