I was looking to find a formula for calculating configuration probability.
I need to find out how to calculate what the multiple configurations could be for a 5 position application.
Heres an image to help me describe what I am talking about:
Im not sure about that CB. I have not looked into that aspect of this problem.
The actual problem stems from a mechanical device that receives imput through the five pins depicted in the image. The device will generate different output based on the configuration of the pin imput received.
If the answer is 2 to the 5th power;
Then is it possible for you to explain, how this formula was / is decided?
Also according to that formula and my image created by research, I am apparantly missing a combination. I am failing to see another combination.
Do you see one or is the formula not correct for this scenario?
Thanks for all your feedback,
Wow, I didnt even think of that one as being relevant.
Given the situation, the device is an I/O, its buttons are in the normaly open position. It receives the imput from an applied source that has pins. According to the pin configuration, the related buttons are pushed down and the triggered circuits are closed and an output occurs in relation to the source applied.
Thus, an all open ( empty ) configuration didnt even cross my mind. Never the less you are absolutely right. As far as all possible configurations are considered "all empty" is a relevant configuration. Thank you very much.
Lastly what decides this formula? I have a few other similar situations that I could use some explanation, as to coming up with a formula on my own in the future.
Better yet maby, what category of mathematics does this scenario fall under?