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Probability Mass Functions

  1. Oct 21, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Two world champion chess players play a sudden-death chess match where the first player to win a game wins the match. Each game is won by the first player with probability p and by the 2nd player with probability q and is a tie with probability (1-p-q).

    a) what is the probability that the first player wins the match?
    b) what is the Probability Mass Function, the mean, and the variance of the duration (number of games) of the match?


    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007
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