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comment Consecutive Coin Toss with static tosses
Im still not sure
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so the only thing that changes is the count of how many flips are left?
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comment Consecutive Coin Toss with static tosses
and with M = 1, 2 + 0.5 * 0 + 0.5 * 14 which is 9 right?
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comment Consecutive Coin Toss with static tosses
Its supposed to be 8 based on the examples but when I calculate it I get 8.5. Here is my calculation: 1 + 0.5 * 1 + 0.5 * 14
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My last calculation seems wrong, the number should be lower. I understand it when it comes to M = 1 but when it gets higher I don't know what to do.
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comment Consecutive Coin Toss with static tosses
so 1+0.5*14 = 8 is correct for N = 3, M = 1 and 1+0.5*14+0.5*8 = 12 for N = 3 and M = 2?
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comment Consecutive Coin Toss with static tosses
Thank you, could you do this example: N = 3, M = 2 so I can see if this formula is expanded?
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I know how to do this part, the confusing part is the calculation: 1 + (0.5 * 0 + 0.5 * 6) = 4.0 due to already having 1 heads.
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