In this paper we prove for a number of distributions that the probability for the value of the sum of the first k (but not before) of i.i.d.r.v. to exceed a given value A is monotonically increasing in the range k < k* (or k < k* + 1 ) where k* = max k such that kμ ≤A. We conjecture that this monotonicity property is preserved for a much larger family of distribution functions than those examined in the paper.
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- General Computer Science
- Modeling and Simulation
- Management Science and Operations Research