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 Twelve Divisor Trial (Posted on 2010-04-09)
Barbara writes a sequence of integers starting with the number 12. Each subsequent integer she writes is chosen randomly with equal probability from amongst the positive divisors of the previous integer (including the possibility of the integer itself). She keeps writing integers until she writes the integer 1 for the first time, and then she stops.

An example of one such sequence is 12, 6, 6, 3, 3, 3, 1.

What is the expected value of the number of terms in Barbara’s sequence?

 No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta Rating: 3.0000 (1 votes)

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 re(2): BARBARA IS EXPECTING (tiny error) ,,AN ERROR IS AN ERROR Comment 7 of 7 |
(In reply to re: BARBARA IS EXPECTING (tiny error) by Jer)

Thank you , Jer

The trouble is ..I wrote it on-line- no proofreading.  For the sake of history I am not correcting by editing
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At least I  wrote : It seems..

 Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2010-04-09 17:36:49

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