1, 2, 3......INFINITY!
(title of a book by George Gamow)

Some primitive understandings of number saw no reality in numbers larger than 3.

0 1 2 3 5  6  7  8  9
(the bigger the number, the harder to "see")


IF
THEN
The odds of winning your casino game are one in 
100
> You would be wise to bet.  Winning is a sure thing.  (You probably rigged the game.)
The odds of winning your casino game are one in 
101
> Not a very good bet. The game is against you unless winning gets you, at the least, ten times what you anteed into the pot.
The odds of winning your casino game are one in 
102
> Terrible odds!  Better find another game.
The odds of winning your casino game are one in 
103
> You're getting downright gullible if you play this game.
The odds of winning your casino game are one in 
104
> What, me worry!
The odds of winning your casino game are one in 
105
> A fool's paradise
The odds of winning your casino game are one in 
106
> You're more likely to die in an auto accident during the year.
  .

HOWEVER

The odds of winning the big one in a state lottery are about one in 
107 -108
Millions of people play the lotteries every year.

 
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Science is an art of not looking silly...
To someone who sees something we've missed.

Mathematics is the science of seeing...
Those things we never suspected exist.



The lottery is slanted steeply against the gullible.

simple but difficult
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