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Old 04-21-2012, 10:20 PM
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Default Exercise 1.10

Since this is a theory week, thought this might be a good time to explore Hoeffding a bit.

I understand c_1 and c_rand satisfy Hoeffding experimentally as described, but conceptually does c_rand satisfy Hoeffding? For example, suppose it is unknown whether each coin is fair (or that they are known to have varying fairness - e.g. c_1 is 50/50, c_2 is 40/60, etc.). Would each coin represent a separate 'bin' or would the random selection of a coin plus the ten flips represent the randomized selection condition for c_rand?

Trying to understand if it's necessary for the coins to be identical.
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