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## #1 2014-02-02 18:28:33

MonD
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Registered: 2014-02-02
Posts: 1

### probability

Given a input string and 'n' random subsequences of that string , what is the probability of realizing original string using these subsequences correctly?

Example :

Given string = "MISSISSIPPI"
Subsequences:
1)  "MISS"
2)  "III"
3) "MIP"
4) "SIS"
5) "IS"
6 ) "SP"
7) "MP"

How many subsequences will be required for optimal probability?
Is there any specific structure for subsequences for optimal probability?

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## #2 2014-02-03 06:02:09

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: probability

Hi MonD;

What do you mean by optimal probability?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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