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J Exp Anal Behav. 1974 Jan;21(1):159-64.

Formal properties of the matching law.


The matching law implies that any form of behavior approaches an asymptotic frequency as its reinforcement approaches 100 per cent of the total reinforcement being obtained at a given time. This asymptote is formally independent of the kind or quantity of drive or reinforcement associated with the response in question or with any competing response.

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