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Topic: Prob that event A occurs before B...
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 Paul Posts: 720 Registered: 7/12/10
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 <john@please.see.sig.for.email.com> wrote:
>

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

Date Subject Author
6/23/13 JohnF
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6/23/13 JohnF
6/23/13 Paul
6/23/13 Peter Percival
6/23/13 Paul
6/24/13 JohnF
6/24/13 RGVickson@shaw.ca
6/24/13 Paul
6/25/13 JohnF

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