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Two statisticians go hunting.....

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by GodOfBiscuits, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. GodOfBiscuits

    GodOfBiscuits New commenter

    After a while a they hear a noise behind them. They both turn arond and fire at a rabbit.

    One shoots two feet to the left and the other shoots two feet to the right.

    As the rabbit hopps away, they agree that, on average, they got it.



    And that, my friends, is why range is just as important as average.
     
  2. GodOfBiscuits

    GodOfBiscuits New commenter

    After a while a they hear a noise behind them. They both turn arond and fire at a rabbit.

    One shoots two feet to the left and the other shoots two feet to the right.

    As the rabbit hopps away, they agree that, on average, they got it.



    And that, my friends, is why range is just as important as average.
     
  3. DM

    DM New commenter

    And why hunting is mean.
     
  4. and outside daily telegraph circles, not a la mode
     
  5. well I thought it was funny
     
  6. ian60

    ian60 New commenter

    So, a pair of statisticians, physicists and computer scientists go hunting...

    The first two miss, and excuse themselves as above;
    The physicists redesign the whole shooting range to create a variety of rabbit behaviour, and realise that by far the best model to work with is one in which the rabbits sit still,
    The computer scientists reload and shoot at anything.
     
  7. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    There is nothing wrong with hunting. It helps get rid of vermin.
    Now hunting for sport, there I would agree with you wholeheartedly.
     
  8. DM

    DM New commenter

    Some people find rabbit very disagreeable.
     
  9. And some strangely seem to be amused by Brucie.
    (good game, good game)
    Not many though.[​IMG]
     
  10. Don't lets start getting anal over hunting, for Pete's sake. It's only a joke and the joke actually has nothing to do with rabbit.

    Two physicists were trying to measure the height of a flag-pole with a tape measure and they were having a hell of time trying to shin up the pole while holding on to the tape measure. After about an hour of trying a couple of mathematicians strolled by and asked the physicists if they'd like a hand.
    The physicists gratefully accepted the offer and invited the mathematicians to have a go.
    The mathematicians released the bolts at the bottom of the pole and carefully lowered it to the ground. They then took the tape measure, measured the length and passed the results to the physicists. Having been thanked, the mathematicians walked away.
    As they left, one physicist turned to another and said, "Typical mathematicians - we ask them for the height and they give us the length."



     
  11. An industrial engineer needed to determine the height of a tall building, given only an expensive stopwatch, a laser beam and £100 budget.


    Method: find the person in charge of maintenance, who has the design drawings and pay £50 for a copy
     

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