Risk sampler:
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Quantify your sense of surprisal, and
find out how your luck stacks up.
...to toss
a set of
coins
'til you get "all heads".
On the warmup toss:
you got
heads
.
We
expected
±
heads
.
On this toss series:
you got all heads after
tosses
.
It
usually takes
±
tosses
to get all heads.
The probability of
all heads on the first toss is
.
The odds of
all heads on the first toss is 1 to
.
The surprisal of
all heads on the first toss is
bits
.
Notes
:
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, then press
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to take your
chances and
update values.
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