Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What are the ODDS



Something to ponder... thanks Darlene Block... :)

The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480.

The odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175,223,510.

The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850.

The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month are roughly
one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same
month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The
odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1
in 46,656.

The odds of seven different drives failing in the same month
(like what happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking
about emails targeting conservative and pro Israeli groups) is 37
to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096. (that's over 78 Billion)

In other words, the odds are greater that you will
win the Florida Lottery 342 times than having those seven IRS
hard drives crashing in the same month.

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