On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:57:00 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>On Dec 21, 11:37 pm, bill <b92...@yahoo.com> wrote: >> On Dec 21, 3:16 am, John <iamach...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > Given a function that returns a random number between 1-5, write one >> > that returns a random number between 1-7 for the case when it should >> > be integer and for the case it can be real. >> >> Let S be the function that generates a RN between 1 and 5. Then >> >> T = S_1 + S_2 + ... + S_7 >> >> For the reals , RN_7 = T/7 > >May be this should fix it: > >For the reals , RN_7 = 1 + (T-7)*3/14
Yes, that fixes the range.
But it's still biased (that is, not a unform distribution).