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Forum: Other Other Topics 12-02-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 79
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Forum: Student Life 11-27-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By tabako
Re: course selection ideas

Intro pysch at my school is one of the hardest classes (wrt grades, not content) I've taken. It had a brutal curve, and the only way to do better than the other students in the class was study more,...
Forum: Student Life 11-26-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 38
Posted By tabako
Re: If you are feeling bad about yourself, read this

Is this a level?

You honestly skipped a test because you didn't do the reading? Did you not go to class either? Shouldn't you be able to get SOME points just by guessing?
Forum: Student Life 11-21-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9
Posted By tabako
Re: Microeconomics Question

If you just write the lemma twice (once for p_i and once for p_j) and then take the partial of each of those with respect to p (subscript the other variable), don't you just get that d2e/(dp_j * ...
Forum: Student Life 11-15-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4
Posted By tabako
Re: Am I a tard for not wanting to go to grad school?

Grad school isn't for most people that get a bachelors. I've experienced the graduate level econ here, and it is much more difficult and requires a significant time commitment that doesn't compare to...
Forum: Student Life 11-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8
Posted By tabako
Re: Mathematical Notation Help

This is just saying the following:
Jane correctly interprets probabilities that are reasonably likely to happen (those that happen between 20% and 100% of the time). For anything that happens less...
Forum: Student Life 11-04-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6
Posted By tabako
Re: Prof wants to add more class??

Ok, I was not very clear. When I said "I think I missed the first class day that she announced this", I did not mean the first day of the semester. I meant 4 days ago, Wednesday (which, from the way...
Forum: Student Life 11-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6
Posted By tabako
Prof wants to add more class??

My linear algebra professor wants to add a weekly class on Fridays, 4-5pm. We already meet every M/W/F for 50 minutes. She had mentioned something along these lines like a month ago, but I thought it...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-03-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3
Posted By tabako
Re: registered sex offender

Just looked on the website, and 5 of them live in an apartment building 2 blocks from where I live.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-03-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4
Posted By tabako
Re: help with math problem

A very accessible page on bayes' theorem:
http://yudkowsky.net/bayes/bayes.html
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-02-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4
Posted By tabako
Re: help with math problem

You need to use bayes' theorem to find the probability that you selected the two blue marbles from a given hat, and then from there it is straight forward to calculate the chance that you grab a red...
Forum: Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance 10-27-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 30
Posted By tabako
Re: Brag: Made front page of paper, get ho\'s

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http://cornellsun.com/node/25255

Brag: see title. + got 2 numbers from solid 7's(and this aint ASU folks)

Beat: ima freshman. got misquoted, the writer DID NOT have...
Forum: Student Life 10-25-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6
Posted By tabako
Re: Kuhn-Tucker conditions; intermediate microeconomics

What do you mean by highest bundle?

I read the first statement as:
For every good Xi in the vector bundle X, the marginal utility of good i is less than lambda* times the price of that good....
Forum: Student Life 10-25-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6
Posted By tabako
Re: Kuhn-Tucker conditions; intermediate microeconomics

Earlier this semester, I was enrolled in the first graduate micro class. I didn't have the math background to continue with the class, so I dropped it after a couple weeks. I did see stuff like this...
Forum: Student Life 10-25-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6
Posted By tabako
Re: Kuhn-Tucker conditions; intermediate microeconomics

You might want to message JaredL or econophile, they are (were?) econ grad students and should be able to give you a much better explanation.
Forum: Student Life 10-25-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6
Posted By tabako
Re: Kuhn-Tucker conditions; intermediate microeconomics

I'm surprised you are doing this in intermediate micro... where do you go to school?

It should be clear that p and x* should both be vectors, and p.x* is that dot product of them. For (2): you...
Forum: Other Other Topics 10-24-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7
Posted By tabako
Re: the Magic card game

If you just want to throw a deck together and play, thats free to do once you get the cards. Earlier, I was referring to the draft queues.
Forum: Other Other Topics 10-24-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7
Posted By tabako
Re: the Magic card game

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Does anyone still play? Anyone play online? I was never interested in playing online until i found out if you want you can exchange your online cards for real ones within 4 years of...
Forum: Student Life 10-24-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3
Posted By tabako
Re: Econ assignment question

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I might be way off, but isn't A's utility if he goes 'y' only 5.5, since B is indifferent between his two choices, one of which gives A utility of 4 and one which gives A a utility of 7?
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Forum: Student Life 10-23-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6
Posted By tabako
Re: My experiences with cigarette smoking

OP, you should explore your superhuman anti-addictive powers by smoking a ton for a month and then showing this forum and your roommate how it doesn't affect you.
Forum: Student Life 10-22-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3
Posted By tabako
Re: Econ assignment question

A(y) B(t) C(h) w payoff (4,3,7)

This can't be an equilibrium because if A does strictly better if he goes x instead of y. I understand this might seem sort of counterintuitive because A can't know...
Forum: Student Life 10-22-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8
Posted By tabako
Re: Econ HW - Expected Value

Quadratic equation. It looks like it would be a pain to factor it, but you might be able to (the second solution you get with the quadratic equation is negative and obviously doesn't apply here).
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Forum: Student Life 10-22-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8
Posted By tabako
Re: Econ HW - Expected Value

How much would you pay to play this game with me?:

You pay me some amount of dollars. You roll a 6-sided die. I pay you the number dollars equal to the number that comes up.



You should be...
Forum: Student Life 10-22-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3
Posted By tabako
Re: Econ assignment question

If you use backward induction to know what B is going to play, assume A has this information as well. Just do the same thing that you did to figure out what B will play. A will pick the choice that...
Forum: Student Life 10-22-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8
Posted By tabako
Re: Econ HW - Expected Value

Dice: EV = 1(1/6) + 2(1/6) + 3(1/6) + 4(1/6) + 5(1/6) + 6(1/6) = 3.5

If you sell the ticket for price P, you now have (100 + P) dollars. Your utility is now (100 + P)^2.

If you keep the ticket,...
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