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August 15th, 2018, 07:54 AM   #1
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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?
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1 point less or any amount of points less?
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August 15th, 2018, 08:56 AM   #3
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correction

'the game is over when a face shows up with a number less than the previous toss and that person loses'
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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; . . ."?
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yeah that's what he means... the problem is deceptively difficult
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