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There are balls numbered 1 through n in a box. Suppose that a boy successively draws a ball from the box, each time replacing the one drawn before drawing another. This continues until the boy draws a ball that he has previously drawn before. Let X denote the number of draws, and compute its probability density function.

2. Relevant equations

Probability density function

3. The attempt at a solution

I was thinking at first this would simply be 1/n, but I'm unsure how to account for putting the ball back then calculating how many attempts it will take before drawing a previously drawn one.

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# Homework Help: Stats - Probability of redrawing a ball (draw, replace)

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