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  1. Nachtinis's Avatar
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    Jun 21, 2010, 6:13 PM - Any mathematicians out there? Never tell me the odds. #1

    I was wondering if anyone could do the probability of this situation:

    Vehicle cracking a rim on a pothole.
    Same vehicle on tow truck, tow truck gets T-Boned by a speeder.
    The towtruck accident causes the airbrake compression tank to rip off and lodge itself under the transaxle which ultimately stops the truck at the bottom of the hill.

    I got to experience these odds on friday, so my question is what was the probability.

    BTW Im fine, the tow driver is fine and my car is like it was when the tow picked it up.
  2. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Jun 21, 2010, 6:23 PM - Re: Any mathematicians out there? Never tell me the odds. #2

    well, you would have to know how many vehicles have a cracked rim...then you have to know how many vehicles' rims cracked on a pot hole in some time frame on average...then you would have to know how many tow trucks have been in accidents on average in that same time frame, then you would have to know how many of those accidents are t-boned accidents in that time frame...AND how many are by a speeder...and of course comes into play the airbrake compressor...=) so ya, your situation has probably never happened...what kind of luck did you say you had? lol!

    glad to know that bottom line you guys are ok...=)
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    Jun 21, 2010, 7:46 PM - Re: Any mathematicians out there? Never tell me the odds. #3

    Well, there are too many variables to calculate what the probability would be.
    But since you actually experienced this, I'd say with some authority the probability that it did happen is exactly 1.0!!
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    Jun 22, 2010, 12:01 AM - Re: Any mathematicians out there? Never tell me the odds. #4

    Never tell me the odds...
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    Jun 22, 2010, 1:03 PM - Re: Any mathematicians out there? Never tell me the odds. #5

    Very bad. Very, very bad but the answer is 42.