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5.1 MaxEnt Applied to the Taxicab Example, Part 2 » Quiz Solution

1.  Answer:  d.  This is computed as follows.  In the video, Simon derives the following expression for Z:



We plug in \lambda_1 \approx 0.22 to obtain Z \approx 5.06.


2.  Answer: a.   This is computed as follows:

  P(1) = \frac{e^{-\lambda_1 * 1}}{Z} \approx \frac{e^{-0.22 * 1}}{5.06} \approx 0.16