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    Determining System Reliability with Parallel Components

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    A system has three components in parallel with reliabilities 0.9, 0.7, and 0.5. System reliability is __.

    A) 0.315
    B) 0.700
    C) 0.900
    D) 0.985
    E) 2.100

    The correct answer is D) 0.985 but my calculations do not come up with this. This is from a chapter review and I would appreciate help.

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    If R_1, R_2, R_3 denote the component reliabilities, then the system reliability of a parallel ...

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