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Maple Maple and probabilities

  1. Apr 27, 2006 #1
    I am trying to write some code in Maple involving probabilities. Here is an example of what I want to do:
    with probability [tex]\frac{\sqrt{3}}{4}[/tex]
    with probability [tex]\frac{\sqrt{3}}{4}[/tex]
    with probability [tex]1-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{4}[/tex]
    its easy enough for a probability of 1/2 since you can use a random number to generate either a 0 or 1, and if the random number is 0 then you do such and such and if the random number is 1 then you do something else. but with probabilities like [tex]\frac{\sqrt{3}}{4}[/tex] it has proven to be a bit difficult for me. hope someone can help

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