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Counting Runs of Ones and Ones in Runs of Ones in Binary Strings

Consider a binary string (a symmetric Bernoulli sequence) of length . For a positive integer , we exactly enumerate, in all possible binary strings of length , the number of all runs of 1s of length (equal, at least) and the number of 1s in all runs of 1s of length at least . To solve these counting problems, we use probability theory and we obtain simple and easy to compute explicit formulae as well as recursive schemes, for these potential useful in engineering numbers.

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Makri, F. , Psillakis, Z. and Kollas, N. (2012) Counting Runs of Ones and Ones in Runs of Ones in Binary Strings.

*Open Journal of Applied Sciences*,**2**, 44-47. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B011.

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