Understanding the Equation Behind Healthy People

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In summary, the conversation discusses the relationship between healthy and sick people, stating that the number of healthy people is equal to the number of people who remain healthy plus the number of new healthy people. The equation for the number of people who remain healthy is determined by the odds of staying healthy, while the equation for the number of new healthy people is determined by the odds of not remaining sick. The conversation also introduces the concept of total population and the relationship between healthy and sick people in regards to it.
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Homework Statement



# healthy people = # people staying healthy + # new healthy people

The odds of staying healthy are a, so
# people staying healthy = a * # healthy people

New healthy people are sick people who did not stay sick. The odds of staying sick are B, so the odds of NOT remaining sick, i.e. new healthy people is (1-B), so
# new healthy people = (1-B) * # sick people




Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution


So if Y is the number of healthy people and X is the number of sick people at a given time,
Y[n+1] = a*Y[n] + (1-B)*X[n]

what would the equation for X[n+1]?
thank you
 
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Regard the total population as equalling some constant P.
What is then the relationship between Yn and Xn?
 
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i don't know
??
 
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Well, then Xn=P-Yn. Agreed?
 

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