Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. Akame

    Akame said, over 1 year ago

    Probability math? I don’t think it’s that easy.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why am I not surprised?

  3. LX013

    LX013 said, over 1 year ago

    Hard try to stand on true side!Never you know, if you can do it yourself!

  4. Vandal00

    Vandal00 said, over 1 year ago

    Always look for the key words in true/false tests.

  5. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I wonder if he make’s patterns with the dot on the aptitude test’s to ?

  6. Flashold

    Flashold said, over 1 year ago

    Calvin, there is no black or white, think gray.

  7. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 1 year ago

    @margueritem

    That he didn’t even bother to study? Of course it’s no surprise. Calvin never does anything that requires any more effort than flipping a coin.

  8. ratlum

    ratlum said, over 1 year ago

    I see hes using the scientific approach.

  9. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 1 year ago

    Ah… MATH.
    <_>
    Everyone’s old nemesis that just wouldn’t die…

  10. Ant Dude

    Ant Dude said, over 1 year ago

    Is he Two-Face?

  11. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 1 year ago

    @Akame

    Calvin’s always had a strong improbability drive.

  12. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @ratlum

    That is a scientific approach for a true / false test … If the pass mark is 50% he should achieve a success rate close to that with a coin toss. In some tests, probability says he will actually get more correct than wrong and pass the test. If he happens to actually know the real correct answer to some of the questions the coin toss method for the others will deliver a high probability of success overall.


    This is why “multiple choice” tests typically have 4 answers from which to choose. Probability says “guessing” answers at random … or just selecting all the “a” answers will deliver a result around 25% … well below a pass.

  13. Hobbes
  14. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    @dukedoug: Very good. Here are some additional thoughts on this crucial subject.

    The coin-toss method assumes that the teacher created a true/false test with half of the answers true and the other half false. The method falls apart if most of the correct answers are true or most are false.

    Also, the longer the true/false test, the more likely that the coin-toss method will deliver a 50/50 result for the questions with unknown answers. In the case of a short true/false test, there is a better chance that you will be very lucky or very unlucky.

    On the other hand, the longer the true/false test, the more likely it is that the teacher will see you flipping the coin and take it away from you.

    A safer method is to mark the first half of the unknown answers “true” and the second half “false.”

    Or………. wait a minute……….. should you mark the first half “false” and the second half “true”……………?

  15. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Come to think of it, it’s possible that Calvin is taking a math test on the subject of probability, and in the last panel he’s researching the answer!
























    Nah.



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