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April 7th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #1
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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....
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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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