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geometric distribution


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The discrete probability distribution for the number of experiments required to achieve the first success in a sequence of independent experiments, all with the same probability p of success. The probability mass function is given by Pr(X=r)=p(1−p)r−1, for r=1, 2,…. It has mean 1/p and variance (1−p)/p2.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.


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