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Rote memorization is definitely not required. Rather than give you textbook meanings, which might be quite unmemorable, we’ll repeat our meanings again and again. Let’s use a simple coin toss example to see if we can help you clearly visualize the first two concepts, paths and outcomes. The other phrases will be explained in detail as the next few chapters unfold. PART 1 36 The Basics Tossing a Coin Four Times Our prime example, which we use over and over again, will be to toss a single coin four times in a row.

Knowing what should be happening under the hood helps one develop the right feel for what is in tune and what is out of tune. Few of us ever spend the time and energy to learn the mechanical side of cars. Suddenly the car stops working, and it seems like a random curse from the gods. An expert would have seen it coming, more often than not. This is why we should know all about our cars—but we don’t. 31 Copyright © 2004 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use. 32 PART 1 The Basics Options are a lot like this.

Don’t forget H5T0 is the same as H5 since T0 ϭ 1 and H0T5 is the same as T5 because H0 ϭ 1. We can use these superscripted exponents as our old head-count values. If you recall, we always counted only heads to keep things simple. The tails (T) were ignored. Here are examples of the simple translations: H5 ϭ five heads which is just like our old coin toss outcome of 5H; H4T1 ϭ four heads, the same as our old 4H; H3T2 ϭ three heads just like our old 3H; H2T3 ϭ two heads or 2H; HT4 ϭ just one head or 1H; and T5 ϭ no heads or 0H.

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