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Homework Help: Combinatorial argument probabilities

  1. Feb 8, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Consider fk N*→N, k≥0
    fk(n)=Σ jk n>0

    We're looking to establish these identities, using a combinatorial argument
    fk(n)=n if k=0
    fk(n)= 1/(k+1) [ nk+1 + Σ ( i , k+1) (-1)k+1-ifi(n) ] if k>0
    the sum is about i from i=0 to i=k-1 and (i, k+1) is the combination.

    Consider the experience of k+1 drawing with handoff from a box of n balls numbered
    Ej : the maximum of the values obtained on the k+1 draw is j , j=1,......,n
    Fj : The drawing are made on {1,.....,j} j=1,....,n
    Fo= vide.gif

    1. Find |Ω|
    2. Write Ω as an operation on sets E1,....,En
    3. Write Ej as an operation on sets Fj-1, Fj j=1....n
    4. Find |Fj| j=0....n
    5. Find |Ej| j=1....n
    6. Find |Ω| through the calculation of |Ej| j=1...n and using the binomial theorem
    2. Relevant equations
    (x+y)n=∑(k, n)xn-kyk

    3. The attempt at a solution

    1. |Ω|=nk+1
    2. Ω=∩ Ej for j=1,....,n
    3. I just don't get what Fj represents..? :oldconfused:

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  3. Feb 14, 2015 #2
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