Statistics-probability assignment
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Question: A word is selected at random from the following poem of Persian poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), translated by English poet Edward Fitzgerald (1808-1883). Find the expected value of the length of the word.

  • The moving nger writes and, having writ,
  • Moves on; or all your Piety nor Wit
  • Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
  • Nor all your tears wash out a word of it.

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