I mean I made it 10 so you wouldn’t have to multiply by 100 but okay sure you can call it 0.1 as that is 10%
calling it 10 is arbitrary. 1 is guaranteed and 0 is impossible. Everything inbetween is thus a fraction.
this of course begs the question of what 2 is. But never mind that
Yeah duh I just figured there wasn’t any point in making the reader jump through that hoop if saying “10 percent” is just simpler
Also ngl scaling things to ±2 can be super useful
I did that for my blimp earlier today
it can be but usually not when you are talking about probability
Well probability exists between certainty and certainly not
But how does one define something that usually happens?
We may say that something with a 50.1% chance of happening usually does and be correct, but to you and me that feels no more usual than a coin toss. Do we mean usually as in the human perception, somewhere around 75%? Or is your perception of where that should be different from mine?
removing human perception is usually a good first step when it comes to defining your terms consistency
So then you pick anything over 50% as usual?
While I can’t disagree, that seems like a very imprecise term, and I can’t think of many cases in which it’s particularly useful.
well if you want you can just pick a different word to use and pick a different arbitrary number to assign to it
But then why use a word when a number will suffice to confuse less while telling as much?
why use the word usually?
For consiceness I guess
would you prefer I substitute “>50%” in for ever instance of the word usually?
idk I’m too tired rn to decide whether I’d get tired of that lol
it >50% doesn’t take long for you to figure that out on your own
Alright you have proven that that’s a bad idea
Also screw MATH 217
It wouldn’t even be that bad but they give us minimum 12-14 hours of homework a week (sometimes longer) and there has been maybe a half hour total of lecture the entire semester if I’m generous and round up
hey I heard calculus was interesting. Are you saying I was lied to?