Crazy cool stuff – a Yahoo! app called Predictalot lets you make any prediction you can think of, and it will calculate the odds of that prediction being true. Predictalot is starting out with the NCAA tournament, where you can make predictions such as “Duke will finish better than Maryland” or “Each of the Final Four teams will begin with the letter U”
In calculating these odds, it evaluates all 9.2 quintillion possible outcomes – the combinatorial result of the 64 team, single elimination tournament.
By the way, 9.2 quintillion = 9,200,000,000,000,000,000 or 9.2 billion billion… As the Donald would say, that’s ‘UGE!
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