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answered what is the probability of foreclosures
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comment What does an outer automorphism look like?
@StevenStadnicki this should be the example that introductory textbooks provide. It is a lot more accessible than analyzing $S_6$
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comment Isomorphism between $E_8$ lattice and lattice defined by Extended Hamming Code
Just wanted to thank you again for a terrific answer. It's very helpful to beginners in algebra like myself
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answered Rolle theorem on infinite interval
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revised Estimating the natural logarithm from both sides: $1/(a+1)<\ln((1+a)/a) <1/a$
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answered Estimating the natural logarithm from both sides: $1/(a+1)<\ln((1+a)/a) <1/a$
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comment Prove Cauchy Products of Series
Do you know why the denominator is of the form $2N + 1$ ?
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comment Number of times you have to make a bet on a uniform distribution to expect to achieve a minimal result
The problem is then that I don't know what I'm looking for. I want to know how many draws I have to make in order to be 50% sure that at least one of them will meet or exceed $c$. So I think I want the probability that the event that all draws are less than $c$ to be 50% as well. So wouldn't I want to set the CDF for $Y$ from $a$ to $c$ to be 1/2 and solve for $n$?
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comment Number of times you have to make a bet on a uniform distribution to expect to achieve a minimal result
So you provided the reasoning for the minimum result of $n$ trials, but since I am asking about finding $n$ to achieve an expected maximum, I should use the CDF corresponding to the event that ALL the trials are less than some value $y$?
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accepted Number of times you have to make a bet on a uniform distribution to expect to achieve a minimal result
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comment Number of times you have to make a bet on a uniform distribution to expect to achieve a minimal result
And from there do you just set $E(Y)=c$ and solve for $n$?
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comment Number of times you have to make a bet on a uniform distribution to expect to achieve a minimal result
@BillMance I'm asking, I have a uniform distribution on $[a,b]$. How many times do I have to draw in order to expect (with a 50% probability) a maximum result in $[c,b]$?
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comment Number of times you have to make a bet on a uniform distribution to expect to achieve a minimal result
@BillMance that's what I mean, I mean picking a number in $[\frac{1}{2},1]$