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

Let's say there are two machines, X and Y. X is connected to Y.

* If X is turned on, Y turns on 50% of the time.

* If Y turns on (through X being turned on) then it breaks 25% of the time.

* Y won't break spontaneously and it can only be turned on through X.

What is the joint probability distribution between Y turning on and Y breaking?

Considering the set of times that X turns on, what is the mutual information between Y turning on and Y breaking (how many bits)?

Thanks.

2. The attempt at a solution

I'm not really sure how to start or how to make the joint probability distribution.

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# Homework Help: Simple joint probability distribution

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