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Chance of predicting the out come of a race like the Grand National?

  1. Jun 10, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    What is the chance of predicting the out come of a race like the Grand National?
     
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  3. Jun 10, 2007 #2

    arildno

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    What IS the Grand National?
     
  4. Jun 10, 2007 #3

    wolram

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  5. Jun 10, 2007 #4

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    Depends on how specific you want the results. If there are 20 horses and you want to predict who won, and there are 20 horses, your odds are 20:1 (assuming no knowledge of the horses skills, your choice is essentially random). If you want 1 and 2, your odds are 20*19= 380:1
     
  6. Jun 10, 2007 #5

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    Uh oh, is Wolram planning to do some gambling?
     
  7. Jun 10, 2007 #6

    wolram

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    yes, i want to put a pony on a horse :smile:
     
  8. Jun 10, 2007 #7
    Jocks are lighter.
     
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