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Some further results on random splitting of an interval

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2016

Christopher J. Lloyd*
Affiliation:
University of Melbourne
*
Present address: Department of Statistics, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia.

Abstract

The random splitting model of Lloyd and Williams (1988) is generalised, to allow first beta splitting distributions and secondly, discrete splitting distributions. Analogues of some earlier results are developed. In particular, the equality of the average value of the largest split and the probability that this is achieved at the first split continues to hold.

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Copyright © Applied Probability Trust 1989 

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