3366A Study in Pink... Binomial Theorem ... Prof Moriarty
- Feb 10, 2012After lot of good reviews, finally got around to see the BBC series
"Sherlock" - the first episode - 'A Study in Pink.'
I won't kill the drama for those who haven't seen it, but for those
who have, do ponder on this - this could be mere coincidence but it
just crossed my mind - did the writer actually think of this -
...on these three seemingly unrelated statements:-
a> A school level binomial problem from our "basic probability"
course - if you flip a coin four times,what is the chance of getting
a 'head' on the fourth flip?
b> What is the chance of choosing a poison pill from a set of two
pills (one of which is poisonous) not before the fourth drawing
(of-course, each time pills are replaced before drawing)
c> Who wrote 'The Theory of Binomial Theorems' ? Prof Moriarty
Here is the intro shot from ' The Study in Pink ' in which Holmes
meets Watson (very similar to the first chapter of ' The Study in