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April 7th, 2010, 10:30 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: May 2008 Posts: 29 Thanks: 0  bit error in transmission
probability of bit received in error is p = 0.1, assuming transmissions are independent events, find probability that the third error occurs on 10th bit... well... i can immediately find probability of occuring of 3 errors by using binomial distribution... and i calculated it to be 0.05739.... now question is how to map it further and calculate that error will be at exactly 10th bit.... 
April 8th, 2010, 09:24 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 937 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: bit error in transmission
It's the chance of exactly 2 bit errors happening in the first 9, times the probability of a bit error happening on the 10th.


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