# Psychosmurf comments on The Quick Bayes Table - Less Wrong Discussion

29 18 April 2012 06:00PM

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Comment author: 19 April 2012 07:36:11AM 1 point [-]

You can shorten the table by about half if you eliminate the negative logarithms by using the laws of logarithms.

For example, -20 decibles in terms of probability is just 100% - (The probability corresponding to +20 decibles), and the odds ratios simply occur in reverse order. That is 20 db = 100:1 and -20 db = 1:100

Comment author: 19 April 2012 10:53:12PM 1 point [-]

Given the chart is for those who aren't mathematically inclined, I'd suggest this might not be a great idea.

Comment author: 20 April 2012 01:31:19AM -1 points [-]

I'd give most people who even attempt to assign probabilities to their beliefs in the first place enough credit that they can perform very simple arithmetical operations.