(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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.

3. 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.

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# Expected value problem

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