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AAA August 15th, 2018 07:54 AM

Probability question
 
A and B toss a die with 1 to n faces in an alternatingly, the game is over when a face shows up with point less than the previous toss and that person loses. What is the probability of the first person losing the game and the expected number of tosses?

romsek August 15th, 2018 08:51 AM

1 point less or any amount of points less?

AAA August 15th, 2018 08:56 AM

correction
 
'the game is over when a face shows up with a number less than the previous toss and that person loses'

skipjack August 15th, 2018 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AAA (Post 597701)
A and B toss a die with 1 to n faces in an alternatingly, . . .

Did you mean "A and B alternately toss a die with faces numbered 1 to n; . . ."?

romsek August 15th, 2018 02:52 PM

yeah that's what he means... the problem is deceptively difficult


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