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Topic: Prob that event A occurs before B...
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Re: Prob that event A occurs before B...
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 10:07 AM
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On Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:46:13 PM UTC+1, JohnF wrote:
> JohnF <> wrote:

> > You're given that two independent events, A and B, will occur
> > at some future times. You don't know when they'll occur, but
> > you're given two pdf's for that, a(t),b(t),t>=0, with all
> > the usual interpretation. What's the prob A occurs before B?
>... And not sure what
> pepstein's talking about, ...

But I signed "Paul Epstein". Surely, one of the main points of a signature is that it indicates how others should refer to you.

I started by saying this: "Imagine that the number of times the event can occur is large but finite (N). Solve this case and translate to your continuous case"

Surely, it's excellent advice to translate a continuous problem into a discrete problem and then solve the discrete problem.

You solved the problem a different way to how I suggested but it seems a bit pointless to ask a forum for advice, get the advice, and then reply to the advice by saying that you don't know what others are talking about, without asking for clarification.

Paul Epstein

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