A particular random number generator returns positive integer n with probability 1/(2^n). (ie '1' with probability 1/2, '2' with probability 1/4, '3' with probability 1/8, etc.)
Using this random number generator, write an algorithm which chooses a random integer from 1 to 37 with equal probability.
(In reply to re: solution
And what do you calculate is the average number of RNG calls per number 1-37 in my algorithm (2nd half of my original posting)?
Posted by Thalamus
on 2004-06-15 12:30:00