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Table 2 Extinction probabilities and supports for the extremal distributions of the truncated Geometric example

From: Extinction in a branching process: why some of the fittest strategies cannot guarantee survival

  1 moment 2 moments 3 moments 4 moments
Supports {2} {1,2,20} {0,1,7,8} {0,1,6,7,20}
Lower bound (best) 0.000 0.000 0.110 0.404
Supports {0,20} {0,4,5} {0,4,5,20} {0,3,4,11,12}
Upper bound (worst) 0.918 0.641 0.592 0.534
  1. The actual probability of extinction for this process is 0.499.