A housekeeper buys three kinds of cereal: A, B, C. She never buys the same cereal in successive weeks. If she buys cereal A, then the next week she buys cereal B. However, if she buys either B or C, then the next week she is three times as likely to buy A as the other brand.(b) In the long run, how often does she buy each of the three brands?
(a) Find the transition matrix.
How do I go about a matrix without numbers?
Here is some guidance on this question. is the transition matrix.
tells us what happens in the fourth week after any given week.
Suppose in week zero the housekeeper bought brand A in the fourth week after that the probability that she/he buys A again is .609, on the other hand the probability that she/he buys brand C is .203.
Suppose in week zero the housekeeper bought brand C in the fourth week after that the probability that she/he buys B is .656, on the other hand the probability that she/he buys brand C again is .051.