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

    Do you not understand what "transitioning out" means?
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    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 ?
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    Re: The probability of transitioning out of an absorbing state is 1 ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mathlearn View Post
    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?
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    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.
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