(a) How many bit strings of length 6 are there? Explain.
(b) How many bit strings of length 6 are there which begin with a 0 and end with a 1? Explain.
(c) How many bit strings of length 6 start with a 1 bit or end with a 0 bit? Explain.
(a) There are 2^6=64 different bit strings of length 6. The easiest way to see this is to notice that each of the 6 different bit positions in the string has 2 possible values, 0 or 1. Since each of these choices is independent of the other we have ...
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1. How many bit strings of length ten contain either at least five consecutive 0's or at least five consecutive 1's? explain
2. Which is more likely: rolling a total of 8 when two dice are rolled, or rolling a total of 8 when three dice are rolled? explain
3. Three fair dice are rolled.Let X be the sum of the numbers that come up. Find the expected value EX and the variance VarX.
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