Hey Bunuel,
I'm having hard time understanding your example: "the probability that a number X picked from the range (0,5) is more than 4 is 1/5 as well as the probability that a number X picked from the range (0,5) is more than or equal to 4 is also 1/5."
Basically, I'm getting confused because I think the probability of picking a number from the range (0,5), which I converted to a set
{0,1,2,3,4,5}, is 1/6 (6 = total number of terms). So probability of picking a number > 4 is 1/6 (because the only possibility is 5 from the set). But probability of picking up a number >=4 is 2/6 because now two outcomes, 4 and 5, can be considered successful. So, can you kindly let me know where I'm going wrong?
Also, is the probability in the rope = Length of a unit of rope/ Total Length of the rope? Appreciate your help..
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Why do you consider only integers? The numbers from 0 to 5 consists of ALL numbers from 0 to 5, not only of integers.[/quote]
Thanks for your prompt help. But I'm still confused Bunuel!
There are infinite real numbers between 0 & 5, so how did we get 1/5 as the probability? I'm unable to visualize this problem. Can you kindly explain it to me in terms of successful outcomes/total outcomes? Thanks for your help...