How many rolls 'till n values in a row.
December 19, 2007 3:01 PM Subscribe
Given a fair die with s
sides, what is the expected number of rolls r
before I get o
outcomes with the same value v
in a row? [Note this is emphatically NOT
a homework problem; I just really want to know, feel like I should be able to figure it out, can't, and it is driving me nuts.]
posted by lucasks to science & nature (30 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
For clarity a sample case would be, how many times do I need to roll a 6 sided die before I get 5 1s in a row. Please help.