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    Markov Chain Problem

    Consider two dogs (Spot and Lassie) su ffering from a total number of m fleas. Spot initially has b fleas and Lassie initially has the remaining m - b. The fleas have
    agreed on the following immigration policy: at times  n = 1,2.... a flea is selected uniformly at random from the total population and that
    flea will jump from one dog to the other.

    Describe the flea population on Spot as a Markov chain and find the stationary distribution \pi of the chain.
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    I have tried and tried to work this out. I feel like crying.

    I know its a birth death process, and based on Ehrenfest's diffusion model, but I have been trying to work this problem out for a week now and have not solved anything. Can anyone please help
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