Thursday, July 15, 2010

It’s a mystery to me…

Suppose you have a 3,000 sq. foot house and it’s two stories, about 1,500 sq. feet of that would be downstairs, right?

Of that 1500 sq. feet, one small office has wall to wall carpet, leaving 98% of the downstairs covered in tile.

If 3% of the tiled area is covered with an area rug, that would leave 95% of the downstairs covered with tile. Still with me?

What is the probability that a 25”x20” bulldog will upchuck on the 8’x10’ area rug that is surrounded by over 1,000 square feet of tile?

P(A \mid B) = \frac{P(A \cap B)}{P(B)}\,


I may not be very good at math, but I can tell you this -100% of the time, the dog will puke on the rug.


  1. Absolutely. My cats have the same unerring aim.

  2. Oh man, Lo does that ALL the time. Apparantly it's a comfort thing.

  3. I hear you, loud and clear. ... Although, can I brag? (Pardon me while I go ahead without waiting for a response.) While two of my three pets tend to upchuck in the most inconvenient and most likely to be damaged location, my poodle actually asks to be let outside if she thinks she's going to be sick. Man, I love that dog.

  4. Laughing out loud here. Thank you Dawn...I needed that. I hate math.

  5. I knew you were headed towards this. I knew it. Because, you know, that is my life. Get this, today one of my morons vomited and they must have been scared of the vomit, I don't know what goes through their piddly brains, but they ran as they vomited all the way down my carpeted steps.

    I hate those dogs so much.

  6. Whatever I used to clean the dog diarreah off my wood floor the other week turned it black.

  7. Oh my gosh. At least it helped to do the math. I know you must love algebra!

  8. That is hilarious. I have lots of ruined carpets. Somehow I thought getting wood floors and area carpets would solve my problem. Silly me...


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