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    the probablity of getting 10 a* is like 0.045 to the power of 10 which is like 1 in a million people right - because i found out the prob of getting one a* is 4.5 %?? wow
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    (Original post by CKS)
    the probablity of getting 10 a* is like 0.045 to the power of 10 which is like 1 in a million people right - because i found out the prob of getting one a* is 4.5 %?? wow
    wow :rolleyes:
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    Noooooooooooo! Bad maths. BAAAAAAAAD MATHS.
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    Noooooooooooo! Bad maths. BAAAAAAAAD MATHS.
    lol.
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    (Original post by CKS)
    the probablity of getting 10 a* is like 0.045 to the power of 10 which is like 1 in a million people right - because i found out the prob of getting one a* is 4.5 %?? wow
    The flaw in your stats is that you aren't dealing with uniform probability. If grades were randomly distributed on cards (nothing to do with ability or exam performance) and only 4.5% of those cards had 'A*' written on them then, yes, you'd be correct.

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    what percentage of people get 8A* or more? Hehe notice my sig.
    I was just wondering whether I am in top 5% of the GCSE students or less.
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    what percentage of people get 8A* or more? Hehe notice my sig.
    I was just wondering whether I am in top 5% of the GCSE students or less.
    I would say that you are in the top 10% at the least. Check with your school if you are in the top 5% and then consider your school's position int eh general education equilibrium, and you can deduce whether you are in the top 5%
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    I still can't believe I got an A* in English lang. I got C, yes C for my speaking and listening! I must have nailed the exams.
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    I still can't believe I got an A* in English lang. I got C, yes C for my speaking and listening! I must have nailed the exams.
    have a cookie
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    Noooooooooooo! Bad maths. BAAAAAAAAD MATHS.
    lol
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    I still can't believe I got an A* in English lang. I got C, yes C for my speaking and listening! I must have nailed the exams.
    Were you on the AQA board?
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    (Original post by TinySPAM)
    have a cookie
    do i detect underlying tones of sarcasm !
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    (Original post by kieshaxxx)
    Were you on the AQA board?
    yes, why?
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    do i detect underlying tones of sarcasm !
    perhaps
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    yes, why?
    That probably explains it then....


    (I was on AQA too)
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    (Original post by kieshaxxx)
    That probably explains it then....


    (I was on AQA too)
    explains what?
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    explains what?
    Nah sorry that was a bit harsh. It just seem that a lot of people I know got A*/A when that was nowhere near what they were expecting. But this may just have been at my school. So...
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    Noooooooooooo! Bad maths. BAAAAAAAAD MATHS.
    Shut up.
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    The fact that you can't even boast about how clever you are properly indicates that you may be fibbing. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    I must have nailed the exams.
    Is it wrong that that made me laugh so damn hard?
 
 
 
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