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Subj:.....Fishing Trip (S671)
          From: MathNexus.wwu.edu
          on 11/19/2009 
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Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=133

I was invited to spend a seven-day vacation fishing on
Bayes Lake, and had to select one of these options for
a fishing license:
 
Each day, I was allowed to catch fish until
the next fish I caught was heavier than any
previous fish I caught that day, or 
Each day, I was allowed to catch fish until
the total weight of fish caught that day
exceeds 10 pounds.

Now, assume that the fish in Bayes Lake had random weights
between 0 pounds and 10 pounds plus the costs of the two
license options were equal.  Which license option was best,
assuming I wanted to catch the maximum amount of fish?

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Drawing from tom on 8/21/2009
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Hint: Can you simulate this problem, using the random
number generator on a TI calculator?

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Finger pointing down
from darrell94590 on 1/2/2006
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Drawing from Ripleys-Believe It Or Not
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              THE SOLUTION
 
 
 
No answer provided...as my intent is
to encourage you to argue about and
support your choice with good reasoning.
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