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Clyde Oliver

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I can answer all questions up to, and including, graduate level mathematics. I do not have expertise in statistics (I can answer questions about the mathematical foundations of statistics). I am very much proficient in probability. I am not inclined to answer questions that appear to be homework, nor questions that are not meaningful or advanced in any way.

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2017-02-24 Least Squares Method:

The least-squares method can be used to produce a line-of-best-fit for a set of data. If you are given a line that is a potential best fit, you would find the residual at each data point (the height from

2017-02-07 Probability of not getting a letter in 1000 tries:

This is actually a very tricky question, so let's start with an easier version.    Let's roll a 4-sided die (labeled A, B, C, D) 10 times. Say we want to figure out the probability of getting all four

2017-01-18 Probability question:

This is a very  basic, standard concept. Here's how it works:    First, if you did this one time, the probability of guessing it right is one in five.    We will call that "p" -- so we say p=1/5.    And

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