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Homework Help: Probability and Stats - Show the Sample Space

  1. Jun 6, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An assembly line is observed until items of both types—good (G) items and items not meeting specification (N)—are observed. Show the sample space.

    2. Relevant equations
    Let G be Good
    Let N be Not Good

    3. The attempt at a solution
    S = {GN, GGN, GG...N, GG..., NG, NNG, NN...G, NN...}

    I'm not sure if this represents the sample space. I realize the sample space is essentially infinite, but I'm not sure if I've accomplished the task of showing the sample space. I also am not sure if I am missing anything or misunderstanding the question.

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  3. Jun 6, 2017 #2

    Ray Vickson

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    Yes, that is the sample space.
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