I would appreciate some hints on this problem: a die is thrown ten times, use large deviation function of a Bernoulli distribution to give an estimate of the probability that the sum is 27. First it seems to me this is not a sequence of Bernoulli variables and second assuming it is how to scale the mean to be between 0 and 1?


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    $\begingroup$ Is that a verbatim statement of the question? $\endgroup$ – cardinal Oct 13 '12 at 18:39

I think I got it: an estimation can be thought as replacing the sum of 10 independent variables by a single Bernoulli variable and scale appropriately the approximation given by the large deviation function.

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    $\begingroup$ For this to be an answer, you'd have to explain how this works. It's not immediately clear that it does. $\endgroup$ – Glen_b Oct 10 '13 at 8:54

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