Date: Apr 3, 2013 9:57 AM
Subject: Expected number of questions to win a game
Let, a person is taking part in a quiz competition.
For each questions in the quiz, there are 3 answers, and for each correct answer he gets 1 point.
When he gets 5 points, he wins the game.
But, if he gives 2 consecutive wrong answers, then his points resets to zero (i.e. if his score is now 4 and he gives 2 wrong answers, then his score resets to 0).
My question is, on an average how much questions he needs to answer to win the game?
Plz, someone give answer.