03 Feb '17 17:04

This thread is inspired by a probability discussion in the eclipses thread.

I was watching this YouTube video YouTube about the cost of a Tesla.

If you fast forward to 5:22 he adds up a whole lot of practically random figures, subtracts a whole lot of other figures and the result is 77,777.

So, what is the probability of such a nice looking number?

Well, if we naively say the chance of a 7 in each place, is one in 10, then its 10x10x10x10x10 or one chance in 10,000

So, did he deliberately fudge the figures to make such a nice number or is it pure chance, or did God do it?

I was watching this YouTube video YouTube about the cost of a Tesla.

If you fast forward to 5:22 he adds up a whole lot of practically random figures, subtracts a whole lot of other figures and the result is 77,777.

So, what is the probability of such a nice looking number?

Well, if we naively say the chance of a 7 in each place, is one in 10, then its 10x10x10x10x10 or one chance in 10,000

So, did he deliberately fudge the figures to make such a nice number or is it pure chance, or did God do it?