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Re: Re: Sequence of Bernoulli RVs

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  • Subject: [mg73025] Re: [mg72998] Re: Sequence of Bernoulli RVs
  • From: Ray Koopman <koopman at sfu.ca>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 06:20:09 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: koopman at sfu.ca

On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 13:24:07 +0100 akoz at mimuw.edu.pl wrote:
> It is possible to make use of Mathematica to derive the equation,  
> provided one is (or choses to be) less clever than Ray ;-)
> 
> The way to do it is by first trying to find the formula for exactly k  
> runs in a sequence of n trials. [...]

I think cleverness here is changing the question to one whose answer
not only allows us to answer the original question but also recognizes
the underlying reason for asking that question.


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