He missed the statistics classes in school or read it wrong. One of my friends from high school is a college professor and teaches classes in statistics. I would love to run this by him: he will have the right answer!
I would greatly appreciate that.
you are the first person who’s been able to help me get closer to figuring it out. Gratitude
I went to public school in the 1980s when girls were discouraged from math and science, and it was only in the late 1970s that the University of British Columbia allowed women student to wear dress pants.
I sent this question to Dr. Linfield in Kentucky. Waiting for the answer!
amazing, thank you and much gratitude.
the towns were rural Chilliwack BC and the city was New Westminster, BC. (it was supposed to be the capital, but Victoria on the island was picked so the American’s couldn’t siege it. history, nothing personal. lol, eh. just for further data extrapolation if this proves interesting.
when I was in college the textbook for the statics class was actually called “how to lie with statistics”.
It would have been the most useful of all classes for me to have studied, for the profession that I ended up in, Gen X over educated, underemployed and made a round of the non-profit to private to public sectors.
Kindly do not involve me in your dispute of manners
Particularly since able to communicate in a civil manner is merely a social skill; and it’s advanced to be able to be social with those one disagrees with; and s not any type of social endorsement of either party.
in fact, Jomicur is one of the posters on this site I deem to be a social-able poster, and who’s POV I generally agree with. your trying to use me posts to validate your own is a serious social faux pas on your part.
Jomicur is an LGBGT2 community elder deserving of respect.
Small town informality, eh.
American and Canadian legal titles are a bit different
and law is one of those title sensitivities industries.
it;s funny other other industries with less education use titles as intangible rewards rather than fair compensation for work.
Yes, very small town. Truly, we even bring our dogs to work. Do you folks in Canada have the British barrister/solicitor distinction? Do lawyers still wear wigs to Court? I would love to go North and observe for a couple of days.
yes, the older firms even display the original’s partner wigs in the lobbies.
We enjoy our pomp n circumstance and do not allow cameras in court. Sketch artists are employed for all media purposes.
I worked at a small firm in Vancouver, I brought my dog there.
I had a funny phone call with high profile senior legal secretary over their interviewing our client. we agreed to the date and location, then she said “You can send me over the paperwork.”
She was in a Big Firm Downtown and I was in a boutique firm on the poor side of town were few professionals set up shops in a being re-gentrified neighbourhood – Mount Pleasant, Vancouver BC.
“No.” I said, “I might be a junior, but I do know enough to know that if you want to talk to our client, that your firm doesn’t sign my paycheques, and it”s paperwork for your bosses signature.
So, you let me when you’ve got it ready and I’ll let you know that my lawyer’s calender is still open unless I have it in the morning “legal alt” delivery tomorrow. (it’s a vancouver courier company that delivers between law firms)
so. if you ever deal with bigger firms, they pay attention to titles more than you might realize.
The real problem is there isn’t any quick and easy way to control for the variables and many of the factors are non-random. I found a statistic indicating, by 1972, more than half of all Americans had flown on a commercial aircraft. My guess, without data, is the percentage would be lower for 8th graders, but there doesn’t seem to be a ready database with that information. Second, we can’t control for factors that would change the percentage. For example, I suspect, without data, children from wealthier homes would be more likely to have flown that from poorer families. Children near popular airports, like San Francisco, for example, as a guess, would be more likely to have flown than children in North Platte, KS. Children in Hawaii seem more likely to have flown because it is the only really practical way of going to or from that place.
However, assuming facts that simply aren’t provably true, but might be approximately true, that each child has the same chance of having flown as the general population, the odds are the same for all children from whatever background or location, and all other factors are the same, the odds of any one child having flown over 50/50. The odds of all 35 children having flown would be the same as a coin toss where one flips heads 35 times in a row. Thus, the odds are 1 out of 2^35, or 1 out of 34,359,738,368 or about 34 billion to 1. As there only some 7 billion people in the whole world, I’d say the whole class having flown, given the assumptions, is bloody unlikely.
Again, the events aren’t random. For all we know, all of the children flew on a field trip in the seventh grade, so that is why they had flown in the eighth grade. Maybe they were all children of Air Force service members.