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Last project- a funky one

  01/16/19 21:26, by Rowan

For this one, I wanted to incorporate something pretty random similar to a coin flip. My Dog. I wanted to see the probability of her going for a treat to the left or right of a chair. So I built a runway in my basement. I put a lineup of cardboard boxes as straight as I could with a chair and I put the chair in the (to my best ability) exact middle of the runway. I proceeded to run the experiment. I wanted lots of information to put on the graph so I tried a back and forth run 30 times... and she went through 2 bagels. I made it as equal as possible and had my dog go directly in the middle of the chair across from me to eliminate as many biases as I could.

The results were 17 to the left and 13 to the right. I made a graph of how many lefts she made for every group of 10. Here are the graph and the data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aCVVsMSWZEppn3broBC5eTRGkuGPu8Yir2wmPPzQI-k/edit?usp=sharing

This project took me a little over an hour to do because I had to make the runway to conduct the experiment and eliminate bias and then I had to run the experiment... which was long because she was not very cooperative although treats helped. The point of this project was to see how the randomness of a living thing compares to something like a coin. I did the math and 56% of the time she went to the left and the other 43% she went to the right.

Thanks for reading and rating. This was my last project and it was by far the most fun one.


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This is the best!

The great question – what was the dog thinking to go both ways!

So funny.

01/16/19 @ 21:40
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Love this idea!


01/16/19 @ 21:56
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Very fun Rowan, great job with this project.

01/16/19 @ 22:07
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Very cool, sounds fun. I give it a 10/10.

01/17/19 @ 09:21
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01/17/19 @ 16:21
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Really good!


01/17/19 @ 17:46
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What a fun idea Rowan, 8/10

01/17/19 @ 19:58
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Hilarious! I will always ponder this one.

01/17/19 @ 22:36
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