# The Galton Board

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**Published: 14 May 2018**- Get my favorite science and math toys delivered right to your door: www.curiositybox.com

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***CREDITS***

Starring

Hannah Canetti

With special appearance by

Michael Stevens

Edited by

Hannah Canetti and Michael Stevens

Close-up footage of the board by

JAKE ROPER

VFX outros by

Eric Langlay

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Music by Jake Chudnow

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10:30 Skip here for a mini jump-scare.

god this is sexy

4:30 PASCALS TRIANGLE!!!

Normal distribution is the formula for real life

Anyone else not able to hear him?

He had me until he started putting numbers and letters together

FK THE JUMPSCARE AT THE BEGINNGIN GOT ME

Math. Is so awesome

6:12 Hey Vsauce. Anxiety here.

3:11 my brain did this thing where when I heard it the first time I swear he pronounced it Beeeautiful, but after listening again I realized that it was just my brain highlighting a good pun and Michael really didn’t say it any different than normal. My brain is literally hard wired to make puns so much that I hear them even when they’re not there.

7:02 Michael I love you so much

Michael just taught an entire year of Pre-Calculus in 10 minutes.

First one didnt get me 10:30 did :( even though I was kinda expecting it.

who else wants vsauce to be their teacher

10:10.. thats kind of neat. If we are that predictable as more molecules get bigger. We must not be that special of a creature in the universe?

im taking college algebra right now and you refreshed me on foil'ing a binomial lol.. thanks michael, you never fail to impress me

0:00 Michael can u not

WARNING! ALGEBRA 1 INCOMING

I feel like if Michael was my math teacher I'd would sincerely be doing better in life

knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock "whos there?" fibbonaci

If you flipped the Galton board until the universe ends would it ever show you a non-normal distribution?

Statistically speaking, if you flipped a Galton board enough times eventually yes but, there is an exceedingly low probability of this happening even if you were to flip it millions of times due to how statistically improbable it is while still remaining theoretically possible.

Hey Michael, I've got something that might pique your interest. Here is a link www.desmos.com/calculator/zsmouxa9uw

I know none of you know this, and I'm not going into detail about HOW I learned this, but I happen to know for certain that our boy Micheal here, gives the BEST blowjobs. He's an absolute champ I swear, and unlike most women I've met, he'll let you finish on his glasses. Thanks Micheal, for the education, entertainment, and the expert level blowjobs

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Out of Chaos (ran through a dozen hoops of precicely organized and perfectly ordered force) comes order... ... uhm... its not really THAT surprising if you thing about the middle part :D

6:16 *Maynard James Keenan wants to know your location*

I feel like my third eye just opened

Well, i finally understand how to do (x+y)^z consistently now. Thank you Pascal's Triangle, i have a cheat sheet for the integers.

The jump scares have me watching this episode more often than if there were no jump scares.

Lose the distracting soundtrack

I remember the first time I visited Montecristi in the Dominican Republic, wow what an awesome place. I since go back every year

Particles going through gaps apparently randomly but finally yielding a predictable pattern... Hmm... Now where have I heard that before ;)

Damn these Quincunts are random

the reflection in the board makes it look like he has a microphone which makes this so much cooler

Still my favorite

I remember learning the Pascal’s triangle in school and it making my mind explode. It was awesome sauce!

i don't wanna be that guy, but you didn't prove that the 4rd row of pascals triangle fits the sequence of coefficients of binomials raised to the 4th. effectively you just used circular reasoning. you said it does , then used that statement (and 1 example) to justify that those will be the coefficients.

i remember doing that math equation in my algebra 2 class, i only remember it because my teacher had me learn it on the front board, because i didn't know how to do it at first. i can't believe that i could remember that.

This video would have helped me so much in math class

this video gave me terrifying pre-calc flashbacks

THANK YOU

Zettai Junshu☆Kyousei Kozukuri Kyokashou!!

Si chiama triangolo di tartaglia

Does anyone else see the similarities to the double slit experiment? My theory behind this is simple. There is only waves and no such thing as a particle until it is observed. A particle is just a specific point within the wave at the given moment of observation.

Fun fact, Michael is actually just Maynard James Keenan's alter ego

He explained Pascal's Triangle better than my math teacher.

That's not all you can take from Pascal's Triangle. I just noticed something relevant to something I have been thinking over.

the Galton board is fun and all, but what is that odd blackboard/whiteboard hybrid?

Pascal's triangle also gives powers of 11, with 1 being 11^0, 11 being 11^1, 121 being 11^2, 1331 being 11^3, and so on

Gheezus Key Rheist, did I see cousin IT hiding out in this video?

i actually understood this whole video... it's a miracle!

Brooooooo! Wtf. This is the best desk toy of all time.

I learned more about binomial distribution from micheal than from A levels

This is kinda like legitimately how i got through math in school, the patterns are 10 times easier then like doing the actual math. I think that's why i was so bad at knowing how i knew the answer without knowing the math. (no i was not cheatering either i did not have a computer this was before the internet was so relevant)

Voice crack? 1:29

If you consider the slots at the bottom to be all the different terms in the expanded form and like taking a left to be like multiplying by the first term in the binomial and bouncing right to be like multiplying by the second term in the binomial, then we see that we have to take each path to each slot 1 time only due to the distributive property. Then the number of ways to get to a slot becomes quite obviously the coefficients, therefore the sequence from Pascal's triangle.

“Now if you have a pulse, and are breathing, I think we can all agree that binomial powers are one of your favorite things.”

Honest question. Is it truly random if there is a design? Can the same pattern of fall out be achieved with a different arrangement of pegs?

Mine balls haven't dropped yet?

how can we use this for protein folding?

Michael makes boring topics fun

Man I just learned about binomial distribution and the central limit theorem how cool

Michael assumed 1+1=2 and 2+2=4 but actually 1+1=window and 2+2=5

Michael, you are the best teacher! I wish I had teachers like you in highschool, I wouldn't have quit and then had to go back later in life at which point my brain was less malleable and schooling cost me money. Teachers of the world take heed and replicate!

Great video

MICHAEL USED THE MaTh F WORD: FOIL

3:00

No explanation for 10:30?

So how the hell can I get a free game at mini golf?

Mans pulled up FOIL

The specific Galton board he’s using, made of nothing more than basic metal and plastic, costs $65 on amazon

*The more you know*

More math teachers and even college professors should use these videos as demonstrations, they are so helpful, I cant tell you how many tests I would have aced had I only seen these videos.

I wonder if the galton board would give exact same pattern if the tilting mechanism is replaced by a valve to release the balls so that they are released in the same way everytime. You could try this by using a strong magnet hold the balls until it is fully flipped and then pull off the magnet... Don't know why I got interested in this but.. anyways your videos are awesome.. thank you..

I am learning Pre-Calc and Pascal’s Triangle is such a useful tool to find the coefficients of binomials in expanded form. I just draw one when I have a polynomial related math problem; it’s such a beautiful thing.