Journal of Applied Probability
- J. Appl. Probab.
- Volume 51, Number 2 (2014), 590-597.
A new two-urn model
We propose a two-urn model of Pólya type as follows. There are two urns, urn A and urn B. At the beginning, urn A contains rA red and wA white balls and urn B contains rB red and wB white balls. We first draw m balls from urn A and note their colors, say i red and m - i white balls. The balls are returned to urn A and bi red and b(m - i) white balls are added to urn B. Next, we draw ℓ balls from urn B and note their colors, say j red and ℓ - j white balls. The balls are returned to urn B and aj red and a(ℓ - j) white balls are added to urn A. Repeat the above action n times and let Xn be the fraction of red balls in urn A and Yn the fraction of red balls in urn B. We first show that the expectations of Xn and Yn have the same limit, and then use martingale theory to show that Xn and Yn converge almost surely to the same limit.
J. Appl. Probab., Volume 51, Number 2 (2014), 590-597.
First available in Project Euclid: 12 June 2014
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Chen, May-Ru; Hsiau, Shoou-Ren; Yang, Ting-Hsin. A new two-urn model. J. Appl. Probab. 51 (2014), no. 2, 590--597. doi:10.1239/jap/1402578645. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jap/1402578645