# Markov Processes

• Feb 24th 2010, 08:00 AM
Dogod11
Markov Processes
A seamstress works exclusively in one phase of the process of producing a garment. Exactly ½ hour delay to implement its work on garments. Each ½ hour passes a messenger to collect the clothes are ready and leave, by the way, new clothes them to the seamstress do its work. New sewing garments for the messenger is random at each visit is as follows: the
30% do not carry any, 50% of the time takes 1 and 20% of the time takes 2 garments. The messenger are instructed to never leave more than three pieces by the seamstress sew.

Calculate the percentage of time that the seamstress is idle. R// 14%.

The exercise provides the transition matrix:
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...1&d=1267030748

I wonder if it is possible that calculated under the following process:

$\displaystyle P = \begin{bmatrix}{p_{00}}&{p_{01}}&{p_{02}}&{p_{03}} \\{p_{10}}&{p_{11}}&{p_{12}}&{p_{13}}\\{p_{20}}&{p _{21}}&{p_{22}}& {p_{23}}\\{p_{30}}&{p_{31}}&{p_{32}}& {p_{33}}\end{bmatrix}$,

where, for example, $\displaystyle p_{00}$ is the probability that the messenger does not let clothes

given that the seamstress had no clothes ... and so on.

But I have problems to get these conditional probabilities can not remember, especially in the third line, which would be understood as:

$\displaystyle p_ {20}$ = Probability of leaving nothing since there are two garments.

$\displaystyle p_ {21}$ probability of leaving a given that there are two.

$\displaystyle p_ {22}$ probability of leaving two since there are two.

$\displaystyle p_ {23}$ likely leave three because there are two.

thank you buddy,

A greeting
• Feb 24th 2010, 05:46 PM
Aileys.
The seamstress completes work on 1 garment with every transition.

Therefore,

new number of garments = old number of garments - 1 + number of garments brought by messenger.

^This with the constraint that the number of garments must remain between zero and three.

So for example, $\displaystyle p_{20}$=probability of having two garments, then no garments. How can this happen? It cannot. This probability is zero.

$\displaystyle p_{21}$=probability of having two garments, then one garments. How can this happen? Only if the messenger brings no new garments - the seamstress will complete one of the two garments during the transition, leaving one remaining. This is probability 0.3

etc
• Feb 24th 2010, 06:16 PM
Dogod11
question is a "long term", so I calculate $\displaystyle P_{00}$ in $\displaystyle P^n$. Do not you think?