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Old 2007-03-21, 13:36   #7
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Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman View Post
I can do better: ONE simple assumption:

The height of the floor at each point is uniformly random. [the interval
does not matter]
Is that you, Mr. Silverman?

Uniformly? random? interval? Can you explain what you mean please?

The only thing I can imagine you might be meaning is that the floor say of my office being discribed by the rectangle [0,3]x[0,5], for every point in that space, there is an identically and independently distributed (iid) (uniform) U[0,b] random variable, where b would be the end of the interval you are referring to.
That would be a hell of a floor, and it is not obvious (at least for me) why you should get the table fixed.

Yours, H.
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