Sunday, January 16, 2005

Chances and Probabilities

"You will maximise the probability of finding the best spouse if you date about 37 of the available candidate in yor life and choose to stay with the next candidate who is better than all the previous ones"

In the book Chance by Amir Aczel.

Aiyo, how? Thirty bloody seven candidates? Where to find? I'm way behind. I should stop reading books on math and probability. Yes, it's a book about trying to compute life using mathematics. 37. God.

Note : Resurrected is not looking for a spouse. Just in case you get the wrong impression. But really, he doesn't mind 37 potential dates. It gives him the reason not to stay at work for such long hours.


At January 17, 2005 7:12 pm, Blogger Saffron said...

37? That is a crap book. Everyone knows the magic number is 42. :)

And the way to get to 42 is to speed date. Hey, at least it's something new to do and you can blog about it! Gogogogogo! *grins*

At January 17, 2005 10:29 pm, Blogger hyphenated L said...

a different date each night ... imagine, in 37 days, you might find the ONE....hahahahaha.... NOT!

At January 18, 2005 8:46 am, Blogger Resurrected said...

Saffron : Aiyo, 42? That's even worse. Speed dating? Sure, wanna come along? :P

hyphenated L : 37 days in a row? I would probably go bonkers. And end up no better :P


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