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Unformatted text preview: arrest Joe.) This continues at 1/8 hour before midnight, 1/16 hour, etc. Each drug bust is done so quickly it takes no time at all. What is the probability that Joe celebrates with at least 10 guests at the stroke of midnight? [Hint: Suppose the guests are numbered 1 , 2 , 3 , . . . ; the rst couple to arrive is { 1 , 2 } , then next is { 3 , 4 } , etc. Let E n be the event that guest number 1 is still at the party after the rst n drug busts. Note that the event that guest 1 celebrates with Joe at the stroke of midnight is the event i n =1 E n . Now apply Proposition 6.1 (of section 2.6) to the events E n , n 1.]...
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2011 for the course AMS 311 taught by Professor Tucker,a during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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