Tony Finch - Contents of my pot of small change

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on 9th January 2012 at 14:14
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Contents of my pot of small change


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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:2012-01-09 14:31 (UTC)
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Yeah, I wondered how much this would vary between people. (For instance, some of the time I try to pay with exact change whenever I have it. Other times, I just pay with notes and pound coins and dump the change out at home when there's too much of it. I assume that you could model a simplified version of each of those and find an expected distribution, but I don't know if it woudl represent real life much or not.)
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From:gerald_duck
Date:2012-01-09 15:30 (UTC)
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Personally, I run the office snack box. So I make occasional purchases from the wholesaler of £75 or so, then gradually get the money back as small change. This means I'm always trying to spend small-denomination coins.

…except when I go down to Devon for a week to visit my mother, of course. Then everything goes fine for the first few days until I suddenly find myself without change for a pay and display machine. )-8

I suspect I'm a statistical outlier…
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From:pseudomonas
Date:2012-01-09 16:50 (UTC)
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I think you could probably have "statistical outlier" on your business cards.
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