"The way his horses ran could be summed up in a word. Last. He once had a horse who finished ahead of the winner of the 1942 Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, the horse started running in the 1941 Kentucky Derby." -- (Groucho Marx)

Math History Tidbit:

John Napier (1550-1617): A native of Scotland, Napier invented logarithms as a laborsaving device to speed up numerical computation processes. His invention was enthusiastically adopted throughout Europe. Today we consider a logarithm as an exponent, but Napier never thought of his discovery in this way. Interestingly, Napier, like Michael Stifel (1486-1567) before him, was a number mystic, and spent time attempting to determine a date upon which the world would end.

Herkimer's Corner

When Herkimer ran a casino, what did he tell the wife of a doctor who wanted to have her husband paged?

Answer: "The house does not make doctor calls."

Things Herky would like to know:

Are there turtles that wear people-neck sweaters?

If a minister delivered a sermon that he simply made up as he was delivering it, would it be correct to say the he doesn't practice what he preaches?


Reading: Review Section 8.1, as necessary. Read Summary, page 432-433.

Exercises: See Items for reflection (below).

Items for reflection:

You are in Section 8.1.

Here is Assignment#50: Create anddescribe a binomial setting. Thisinvolves:

This should be done very neatly on a sheet ofpaper that will be displayed to the rest of the class.




The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0-7167-3370-6)

Supplemental books:
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-06-273102-5)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 0-393-09426-X)

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