Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Passed the written

The probability of randomly choosing the correct answer in a multiple choice question with three potential answers is 1 in 3. The chance of randomly choosing correct answers for 60 such questions in a row is approximately 1 in 42,391,150,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or 42 octillion. I guess the improbable happened yesterday.

edit: one of our company CEOs, with a PhD in computer engineering, had this comment on the above: "This means that if you had a computer that could take the test 1 billion times per second, it would likely take the computer 100 times longer than the age of the universe for the computer to match your score just once."

Hopefully it won't take me that long to pass the checkride...