A client is trying to connect to a web server on an overloaded machine that only accepts an average of one in 20 connections.
How many times would the client expect to try before getting a connection? Explain your answer.
The Attempt at a Solution
This is part 5 of a problem and I don't know where to start. I know that to find expected value you take a sum of all events times the probability of each event. I don't see how you can use that here though. Please help.