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August 15th, 2018, 08:54 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2018 From: United States Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  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?

August 15th, 2018, 09:51 AM  #2 
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1 point less or any amount of points less?

August 15th, 2018, 09:56 AM  #3 
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'the game is over when a face shows up with a number less than the previous toss and that person loses'

August 15th, 2018, 03:03 PM  #4 
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August 15th, 2018, 03:52 PM  #5 
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yeah that's what he means... the problem is deceptively difficult


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