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Frozz
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Entropy
Posted:
Oct 5, 2008 6:23 PM


Hi. I am a little confused about the entropy problem.
How many bits of information are required to express 32 equally probable alternatives? Is it 2^(5*32) = 2^160 160 bits of information
Is the entropy 5 or 2.32?
Thanks!



