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Laplace's Rule of Succession
Course Topic(s): Probability | Basic Probability, conditional probability
This is a short article on Laplace's rule of succession. The rule is derived in the context of a ball and urn model. Specifically, there are \(N + 1\) urns and urn \(k\) contains \(k\) red and \(N - k\) blue balls. An urn is chosen at random and then balls are selected at random from that urn. Laplace's rule is an approximation of the probability that the \(n + 1\) ball is red given \(n\) consecutive red balls.
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Creator(s): Alexander Bogomolny
Contributor(s): Alexander Bogomolny
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This review was published on September 14, 2012
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