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Expected number of questions to win a gameLet, a person is taking part in a quiz competition. #2 20130404 02:46:48
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi concept; 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. #3 20130404 05:24:38
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameLinear algebra's applications on probability! And bobbym, how can we evaluate the matrices without wolfram? I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #4 20130404 05:34:34
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameI will not be able to answer that question until I am done constructing the matrix. Offhand I would say that doing any but the smallest Markov chains by hand is foolish. 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. #5 20130404 10:40:38
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameTake the city and suburb matrix from the other thread. Like it may be foolish, but good to know the fundamentals. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #6 20130404 12:37:47
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameThis matrix is bit bigger than that one. I have the answer I just need another way that agrees with that answer. Anyways, it will all appear right here in the future. 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. #7 20130404 12:47:11
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameI get Howe to drawcthe initial state and transition matrices evaluating I'ds an issue and on phone do bad gtammar #8 20130404 22:24:25
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi concept; Using the standard methods of dealing with an absorbing Markov matrix I get: This is the expected number of questions needed to win the game. This agrees well with the answer supplied by a simulation. Concept; You have posted this question all over the internet and I have answered it in violation of our homework code. http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=14654 When I do this, I do it once just in case you are in earnest need of help. In the future I will give you the same answer all the other forums did. You must do your own homework. Mathematics is not something you just have to get passed on your way to some career in hotel management, it is an important field in itself. Probably the most important. I strongly urge that you do not take shortcuts in life. No matter what job you end up in hard work is required. Your hard work not mine. I will expect in the future that when you post homework you at least try to do it and of course show your tries. 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. #9 20130404 22:57:51
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi bobbym, "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." #10 20130404 23:00:55
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi gAr; 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. #11 20130404 23:14:38
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi bobbym, "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." #12 20130404 23:17:32
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameI have been working hard on many problems, some I got some I did not. 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. #13 20130404 23:23:06
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameWhich are those problems? "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." #14 20130404 23:25:13
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameThat would be a good idea. 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. #15 20130404 23:32:49
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameOh, that! I think I tried really hard that day, but why that matrix? "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." #16 20130404 23:35:20
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameI do not know, he asked for some help with it and we got the first column, a really nice and simple form but all others would not conform. 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. #17 20130404 23:44:52
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameI too would like to know an answer, but some problems beat us, sadly! "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." #18 20130404 23:48:47
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameI am afraid that if we work on a lot of problems we are going to have a big collection of unsolved ones. I know I do. But at least we have fun. 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. #19 20130404 23:52:25
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameThat's true! Enjoying the process is more important than desiring for a solution. "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." #20 20130404 23:54:47
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi gAr; 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. #21 20130405 00:26:58
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi bobbym,
You added new sequence? "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." #22 20130405 00:31:48
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi gAr; 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. #23 20130405 00:39:20
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameThat's nice! May I know which are those? "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." #24 20130405 00:42:14
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameOh I am sorry, check under [removed by administrator] 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. #25 20130405 00:48:31
Re: Expected number of questions to win a gameHi bobbym, "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." 