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## #451 2011-04-07 22:45:54

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I will take and put it into my notes and work with it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #452 2011-04-07 23:13:27

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Ok, thank you,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #453 2011-04-07 23:36:06

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Hi gAr;

How did you label your rows and columns?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #454 2011-04-07 23:42:15

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Hi bobbym,

Here is the state diagram with probabilities.
B6 means second player with 6 bullets, A3 means first player with 3 bullets, DA means A is dead, BA means both are alive etc.

Last edited by gAr (2011-04-07 23:56:57)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #455 2011-04-07 23:58:52

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Hi,

Check the above image.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #456 2011-04-08 00:09:06

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Hi gAr;

I am labeling it like that too! That is sort of like a check.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #457 2011-04-08 00:23:00

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Yes, it would be easier to check for mistakes, if any.

And the software which I used to draw is JFLAP. It's a mighty software for dealing with automata theory!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #458 2011-04-08 00:37:14

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Hi gAr;

I need a little break to rest, I will see you later.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #459 2011-04-08 00:44:47

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Hi,

Ok, see you later.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #460 2011-04-08 15:27:58

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Hi gAr;

I have not been able to find anything wrong with your Markov chain. Could be because it is correct.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #461 2011-04-08 16:57:21

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Hi bobbym,

Thanks for checking.
What confuses me is this: Take E.g. the state A5. A gets B with probability 5/12, or transitions to B5 with probability 7/12, which includes the chance of not firing also.
If A didn't fire, then there should be a possible transition to A5. Don't know how the chain takes care of that!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #462 2011-04-08 17:22:31

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Hi gAr;

I am not sure I am understanding what you are asking. In your problem there is no option of not firing. If you wanted to have that then you could put the probability into the intersection of row a5 and  column a5. That would mean there is a chance of A5 -> A5.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #463 2011-04-08 17:32:19

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Hi,

I mean A pulls the trigger, but the cylinder slot is empty.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #464 2011-04-08 17:55:36

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Hi gAr;

I see what you are saying. Right now it looks like that is being combined to he aims fires and misses. Maybe you could create more choices?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #465 2011-04-08 18:02:06

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One way may be to name the states as A6B6, A5B6,A5B5, ... , A3B4, ... A1B1. That would be too many states.
You get what I mean?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #466 2011-04-08 18:10:50

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I think it is easier to reword the problem. Or, increase the choices, right now A5 has two choices. Make a third choice of when the cylinder is empty. At least the matrix does not get bigger.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #467 2011-04-08 18:29:08

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I tried that too.
If choices are increased, then from A5 there would be a possibility to go to B5,B4,B3,B2 or B1 and similarly for the others.
Then calculating those probabilities would be a bigger task.

I'll take a little break, see you later.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #468 2011-04-08 18:33:13

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Okay, gAr. See you later.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #469 2011-04-08 20:26:07

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Hi bobbym,

I couldn't get any further with this.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #470 2011-04-09 01:49:11

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Hi gAr;

Well look, let's not tell anybody about it. That way we can keep my series solution and your markov chain up there.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #471 2011-04-09 02:09:56

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Hi bobbym,

I did not get what you implied!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #472 2011-04-09 02:12:57

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Hi gAr;

I was thinking that if I understand what you are saying those solutions are flawed.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #473 2011-04-09 02:13:27

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"We will pretend to be right"?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #474 2011-04-09 02:14:28

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"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #475 2011-04-09 02:16:47

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Absolutely! Since I put the wrong answer up there first I will expect my name to go first when we name it the bobbym gAr solution.

Kidding aside, I was thinking that the problem could me modelled like this

1) A5 fires and kills B, game over.

2) A5 fires and misses so control passes to B5.

3) A5 has an empty chamber so he stays in A5. He spins the cylinder and repeats 3) until 1 or 2 occurs.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.