Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2022/Question B2 (b)
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Question B2 (b) 

This is a continuation of B2 (a). (b) Find the probability that a Braeburn buyer will buy Braeburn again after two weeks. 
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Hint 

The probability of that a Braeburn buyer will buy a Braeburn again in two weeks is the probability of starting at vertex B and ending up at vertex B again after two steps. How many walks are there that take two steps, start at B and end at B? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. There are 3 ways to walk from B to B in two steps:
which is the (2,2) entry of the transition matrix squared. 