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Originally Posted by eychen
Dear all,
For Q1, I got nu_min around 0.375. Therefore, [d] would be the closet answer.
I feel the answer is reasonable, for the following consideration:
1. The probablity of getting no head outcomes in 10 trails is 1/1024.
2. For 1000 tentimesthrown coins, the probability of getting no one with head count = 0 is [(10241)/1024]^1000 = 0.375.
3. In most cases, when there is no one with head count =0, the lowest head count is most likely to be 1.
4. Therefore, the expectation value of nu_min will be approximately 0*0.625 + 1*0.375 = 0.375.
Am I doing anything wrong? Or I misunderstood the question?

Your reasoning is both nice and correct, and the problem is just technical that when you have 1 head, the corresponding
is in fact 0.1, not 1.