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Old 2018-04-04, 17:42   #1
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Default N Heads in a Row

Given a coin that lands heads with probability 0 < p < 1, what is the expected number of flips needed to get N heads in a row?

Solve with p = 0.73 and N = 20.

Then can someone give a general method / formula based only on p and N?

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