statistics the distribution of the number, x, of independent trials required to obtain a first success: where the probability in each is p, the probability that x = r is p (1-p) r–1, where r = 1, 2, 3, …, with mean 1/pSee also Bernoulli trial
How Tetris Got Its NameFor over two decades, the puzzle video game Tetris has provided countless hours of procrastination and enjoyment for players all over the globe. But now, researchers believe that Tetris might have a new purpose. They think that the game may help to prevent the flashbacks that occur in the early stages of post-traumatic stress disorder. While the research is fascinating, let’s turn our attention to …
Is There Such A Thing As A True Synonym?Thesauruses present a catalog of synonyms from which we may pick and choose words to put into our writing, but a thesaurus used alone is a very bad thing because there is no such thing as a true synonym. Every word has its particular place in the language.
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