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Old 04-18-2012, 05:43 AM
SamK52 SamK52 is offline
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Default Re: question about probability

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The law of big numbers states that the average \nu_{min} is close to the E{\nu_{min}}.

E\nu_{min} can be calculated directly for this experiment.
P(\nu_{min}=0)=0.623576
P(\nu_{min} = 0.1)= 0.3764034
P(\nu_{min} = 0.2) = 0.00002
and P(\nu_{min}>=0.3)=0 for the purposes of calculating the mean.

Therefore, E(\nu_{min})=0.037644, and the average proportion of heads for c_{min} should be close to this number.
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