
Re: say I flip a coin 100 times...
Posted:
Apr 13, 2005 8:28 PM


In article <1113432591.960493.240550@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>, HERC777 <herc777@hotmail.com> wrote: <OK, here's the milliion people < <1 HHTHTTHTHTHTHTHTH <2 HHHHHHTTHTHTHTHTHT <3 TTTHTHTHTHTHTHTHTH <4 HHHHTHTTHTHTHTHTHT <5 TTTHTHTHTHTHTHHHHTH <.... < <the diagonal is HHTHT... <Say your coin sequence coincides with the antidiagonal <you  TTHTH... < <NOW what is the expected match length?
I think it's going to be pretty much the same because difficulties arise only if one of the first (say) 100 people would otherwise be a good match, and the chances of this are low.  Tim Chow tchowatalumdotmitdotedu The range of our projectileseven ... the artilleryhowever great, will never exceed four of those miles of which as many thousand separate us from the center of the earth. Galileo, Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences

