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spaceman_spiff 05-02-2013 06:50 AM

Do you play the lottery?
 
This is just a short survey for my own personal curiosity. No debates, bashing, etc. I just want to know two things:

1. Do you play the lottery? Yes/no.
2. What is the highest level of mathematics that you have completed?

No further comments after your answers, please.

krz 05-02-2013 06:56 AM

1. No
2. Stats/Applied Math/Econ Major

Dags 05-02-2013 08:03 AM

1. Yes (EuroMillions only).
2. Further Maths A-level, plus stats as part of my degree. Informally, I've since studied statistics a little more during the online poker boom.

Do say if you decide to open this up to comments (I appreciate that this in itself is a comment, but I don't think it's the sort of comment you expressly wished to avoid...).

spaceman_spiff 05-02-2013 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dags (Post 7382496)
1. Yes (EuroMillions only).
2. Further Maths A-level, plus stats as part of my degree. Informally, I've since studied statistics a little more during the online poker boom.

Do say if you decide to open this up to comments (I appreciate that this in itself is a comment, but I don't think it's the sort of comment you expressly wished to avoid...).

I'm afraid that, if we opened it up to comments, it could quite quickly break down into a flaming war or similar. I'm hoping to avoid that.

acura9927 05-02-2013 08:59 AM

Yes.
500 dollars on a 20 dollar scratch ticket.

WildVolley 05-02-2013 09:14 AM

1) Rarely, but I'll buy a ticket on a lark if the jackpot is big.
2) Post-grad stuff past calculus. Fairly specialized using recursive methods of modeling stuff with differential equations. Statistical classes in econ/finance, mostly worked with OLS and other linear regression models, and even a little real analysis:shock:.

hollywood9826 05-02-2013 10:01 AM

Yes

But only becuase evryone at works gets in on it. I dont want to be the one guy that doesnt get in and everyone else retires.

And whatever the first math class in college is. I think College Algebra it was called.

Dags 05-02-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spaceman_spiff (Post 7382524)
I'm afraid that, if we opened it up to comments, it could quite quickly break down into a flaming war or similar. I'm hoping to avoid that.

I suspect you are right. However, once you have gathered your information, if you would like me to comment on the topic I would be more than happy to do so. I can handle the flamers. ;-)

North 05-02-2013 12:34 PM

1. No
2. Diff equations, applied engineering math in grad school

West Coast Ace 05-02-2013 02:57 PM

Yes (a few dollars a week 'falling out of my pocket' aren't a big deal)

Advanced calculus (Mechanical Engineering degree)

mikeler 05-02-2013 03:32 PM

1. No
2. Masters in Engineering (Calculus 4)

sphinx780 05-02-2013 04:15 PM

1. No
2. Bachelors in Finance, don't recall the final level of classes.

Rippy 05-02-2013 04:22 PM

1. No
2. "A Level" Maths

Polaris 05-02-2013 07:54 PM

1. No.
2. Graduate level math & stats courses toward doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

Sentinel 05-02-2013 09:48 PM

1. No.
2. No mathematics. I use a calculator.

spaceman_spiff 05-03-2013 02:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dags (Post 7382977)
I suspect you are right. However, once you have gathered your information, if you would like me to comment on the topic I would be more than happy to do so. I can handle the flamers. ;-)

I'll give it a few more days.

spaceman_spiff 05-03-2013 02:00 AM

Thanks for the responses everyone. Keep 'em coming.

TennisLovaLova 05-03-2013 02:36 AM

1- Euromillions and Lotteria de Navidad in Spain
2- Bachelor in finance

Disgruntled Worker 05-03-2013 07:11 AM

1. No (student loans are enough of a gamble)
2. Freshman calc. (Econ major)

chollyred 05-03-2013 08:11 AM

1: Rarely
2: ABACUS 101 - Degree in EE and performing statistical results for the telephone company for over 30 years.


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