Geek Physics
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Geek Physics

Why Don’t You Just Wear the Darn Face Mask?

Image: Rhett Allain

Let’s take a moment to consider a situation that deals with probability. Suppose that you are going to the store to pick up a lottery ticket. The winning ticket is worth 1 MILLION dollars, but you only have a 1 percent chance of winning. Oh, and the ticket costs 3 dollars.

What if this lottery ticket had some special rule? The rule was that if you purchased the ticket before 6 AM, you…

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