Waiting for Reggie Jackson: The Geometric Distribution
Children’s cereals sometimes contain small prizes. For example, not too long ago, boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes contained one of three posters: Ken Griffey Jr., Nolan Ryan, or Reggie Jackson. Reggie wanted to get a Reggie Jackson poster and had to buy eight boxes until getting his poster. Reggie feels especially unlucky.
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