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Application of a Generalized Fibonacci Sequence

Using a generalized Fibonacci sequence to determine the expected number of tosses of a fair coin to first obtain \(n\) consecutive heads

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741
Author(s): 
Curtis Cooper (Central Missouri State University)
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
March, 1984
Subject(s): 
Statistics and Probability
Probability
Topic(s): 
Randomizing Gadgets
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Rating Count: 
15.00
Rating Sum: 
42.00
Rating Average: 
2.80
Author (old format): 
Curtis Cooper
Applicable Course(s): 
7.2 Probability
Modify Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Average: 2.8 (15 votes)

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