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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It doesn't!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The gf does not look like the right form to use that formula.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It is in the right form.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm. Then how do you account for the fact that it does not get a good answer?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, it is an approximation formula... It does no guarantee a close approximation...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That is not correct. The limit of that approximation divided by the exact answer

should approach 1 as n approaches infinity.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It should. But, does it?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I think this gf

is not in the right form. Look at the formula,

it can not deal with 3 different terms in the denominator. That is why it is not working.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You can factorise the denominator. You'll have three (1-x) terms. The rest goes into B(x).

And you have copied the required form incorrectly...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Are you sure that is not the required form?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yes. But, in either case, A(x) will be the zero polynomial, so they come down to the same thing.

Look at the wiki article to see the correct form.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I can not split that generating function into what you want. Can you show what you did?

The form I have is correct.

See this page

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Those two are not the same...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, you are right! I see that. Very good. But I still think I have you on the gf.

I say that you will be unable to split it as you say.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

Now we have α=1, β=3, A(x)=0, r=1,

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I do not think you can do that with B(x).

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why not? It is analytic...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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When you put that into B(x) you will not get the original gf back.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do not understand you...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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See what you put into B(x) it does not equal the original generating function. What is in the denominator of your B(x) does not get to the the denominator of the asymptotic form.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

You didn't substitute the rest of the parameters. α=0, β=3, A(x)=0, r=1.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

But something is wrong. If you are right you should have got a better answer than you did. I do not understand what is going wrong. I am rechecking everything please hold.

When I make your substitutions I get

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

Where do you get the x from?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That problem is solved I had alpha as 1 instead of 0. Your form is right.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But, with α=0 that will just vanish...

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