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Application of a Generalized Fibonacci Sequence

by Curtis Cooper (Central Missouri State University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 1984

Subject classification(s): Statistics and Probability | Probability
Applicable Course(s): 7.2 Probability

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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Probability | Randomizing Gadgets
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