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## Homework Statement

Show that the FD distribution can be viewed as giving the probability that a given state ( of the prescribed

energy) is occupied.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

Solution to this problem:

I understand the solution,but I took a different approach which gave a different answer.

For a quantum state i,denote Z_i as its partition function.Then for a single state distribution(2nd red box) :

For a fermion,n_i = 0 or 1. I want to find P(1) for the state i,so by the 2nd box it is P(1) =

**e^β(μ-ε_i)**/ Z_i , which is not the same as the FD distribution?