The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

Is it TRUE or FALSE - The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1

Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

Hey mathlearn.

Consider this intuitively: once you get to an absorbing state, you never leave since the probability of going anywhere else once you get there is 0 (since the probability of staying there is 1).

Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

yea, that I know - once we reach an absorbing state, we stay there and don't move..

sorry I am just little confused by the words in the question statement - so this logic makes the above question statement true or false ? true, right ?

Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

Do you not understand what "transitioning **out**" means?

Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

yes, you understood my problem correctly, that's what making me confuse in the question statement what what exactly transitioning out means in this contex ? Cud you please explain and help me ?

Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

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**mathlearn** anyone ?

The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1

is similar to saying that the probability of coming back to life after death is 1. What do you think?

Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

oh haha...thanks for this example...i get it now...and yea this proves the question statement FALSE.